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Babar's Yoga for Elephants (Babar)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  230 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Fans of Jean de Brunhoff's Babar the Elephant stories and yoga practitioners will find a happy confluence in Babar's Yoga for Elephants." —Publishers Weekly
"Babar makes it work. He stars in one of the nicest gift books." —The New York Times
  Perfect for everyone who loves yoga or elephants - a NEW Babar book Well before yoga became fashionable via Sting and Madonna, our f
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published September 3rd 2002 by Harry N. Abrams (first published 2002)
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Jun 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The only yoga guide I've ever seen with instructions on where to place your trunk during the asanas. Seriously, this is a good introduction to yoga.
Sep 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, library-bag
Cute AND fun! Detailed and simple diagrams on stretching and yoga positions for young kids. My 4 1/2yr old loves to do yoga with me and this is another wonderful book at his level for diagram illustration. And of course, Babar makes you smile while you do it.
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
If you like yoga and Babar the elephant, this book is for you!

There is no story, other than Babar and Celeste travelling the world doing yoga, but the instructions for each pose are comprehensive and the illustrations really help depict each stance.

Overall, it's a fun, fast read and will appeal to Babar enthusiasts of all ages (and probably some yogis, too.)
Sep 21, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
This is an instructional book for basic yoga. Whether you are a child or an adult, you need someone to read you the instructions step-by-step as you go through them. Even though the illustrations are Babar, this did not strike me as a topic in which children would be interested. And if they are, chances are they are enrolled in a class or have an easier-to-follow video.
Small yogis who've already got the hang of basic pose can challenge themselves by following along (with the help of caregivers) as Babar demonstrates and gives detailed instructions on more advanced poses and sequences. Recommended for ages 5+.
Jul 13, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lil-bookworm
:) i love yoga and babar
Jul 31, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great explanation of poses!
I was unaware of the elephant yoga trend sweeping the nation. Thank you, Babar, for being brave and talking about this important issue.
Sep 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone who loves Babar
I love this book. The illustrations are so funny and also sweet.
Jun 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really cute - bought this for my niece and read it before mailing it to her. Cute yoga book for kids. :)
Deb Merskin
A delightful book!
Oct 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How could I not love this after reading all the Babar's when I was little? It was like visiting an old friend. One of the best Christmas gifts I ever received.
Aug 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fun way to look at Yoga! Even if you don't feel like you're an elephant.
Aug 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: picture-books
Wonderful intro. into yoga.
Oct 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
so incredibly cute
Anna Rae
Feb 18, 2008 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
for the montessori summer camp, yo
Charlie Avocado
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorable, fun, well illustrated, as always, and has me eager to do more yoga!
Dec 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as a gift from my boyfriend when I graduated from college. So cute I squealed like an idiot every time I turned a page. For the yoga (or Babar) lover in your life.
Sep 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What could be better for learning yoga than an elephant at half dome or by the Golden gate bridge.
Dec 03, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: yoga
C'mon - it's Barbar, and yoga. 'nough said
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Laurent De Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar and his family alive for over 50 years. Babar was created by Laurent's mother as a bedtime story, and was first illustrated by Laurent's father, Jean de Brunhoff.

After his father's death, Laurent continued to created over 30 Babar stories.

Laurent de Brunhoff lives in Connecticut with his wife, writer Phyllis Rose.
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