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Bonjour, Babar!: The Six Unabridged Classics by the Creator of Babar

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Widely recognized as the father of the picture book, Brunhoff wrote and illustrated six Babar stories before his early death in 1937. Every word and picture of these classics are included in this unabridged gift collection. 200 color illustrations.


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Widely recognized as the father of the picture book, Brunhoff wrote and illustrated six Babar stories before his early death in 1937. Every word and picture of these classics are included in this unabridged gift collection. 200 color illustrations.

30 review for Bonjour, Babar!: The Six Unabridged Classics by the Creator of Babar

  1. 4 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    Without a doubt, one of my favorite children's books. I can't wait to read this to my son.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Rea Scott

    I never read Babar stories as a child and as an adult, I am happy to have no nostalgia equated with this series. The story lines are dull. The most redeeming part is the artwork, but sadly some illustrations are of their time (which is a nice way of saying racist. My heart broke over the degrading caricatures of indigenous people). Overall, hard pass on this series. There are simply too many wonderful children's books out there to hand your child mediocrity.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Schultz

    I just saw on FaceBook a post to name a Children’s book that you loved that starts with the letter of your first name. It took me one second to think of Babar! The series was a favorite of my grandchildren. I had the whole library ~ just LOVED all of those stories!!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Ender

    Lovely illustrations and a romanticized look at Western European sophistication. Sadly, it does not age well going into the 21st century with Babar marrying his cousin, strong imperialist themes, and depictions of Africans as savage cannibals.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Cullen

    My kids love Babar, especially since my daughter's favorite animal is the elephant. Sure, some of the material is a little dated, but if you can get past that, you'll enjoy these stories.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    I had only watched the TV cartoon show before, but never read the books, so I decided it was about time for me to do so. Considering Jean de Brunhoff was writing these in the 1930s, the stuff in here is very imaginative. These 6 original stories are considered the first modern picture books and are so fun to read, as well as the illustrations are funny too, esp those of "Babar and Zephir" when the monkey is fishing and accidently catches a mermaid who ends up helping him in the story. My favorit I had only watched the TV cartoon show before, but never read the books, so I decided it was about time for me to do so. Considering Jean de Brunhoff was writing these in the 1930s, the stuff in here is very imaginative. These 6 original stories are considered the first modern picture books and are so fun to read, as well as the illustrations are funny too, esp those of "Babar and Zephir" when the monkey is fishing and accidently catches a mermaid who ends up helping him in the story. My favorite stories were "Babar the King" when Babar is building his capital city Celesteville and assigning all of the elephants jobs to do; and "Babar and Father Christmas" because of Babar's crazy journey to meet Santa and the details that de Brunhoff puts in the images of Santa's underground house is incredible. To think all of this came out of a bedtime story that the author/illustrator's wife came up for their two small boys is incredible!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

    Babar books weren't easy to find when I wanted them for my small son so I ordered this compendium online and was delighted to revisit these stories (and there were a couple that were new to me). This collection includes: "The Story of Babar"; "The Travels of Babar"; "Babar the King"; "Babar and Zephir"; "Babar and His Children"; and "Babar and Father Christmas". My son loved these stories and didn't bat an eyelid when one character dies from eating a poisonous mushroom or when the baby's pram care Babar books weren't easy to find when I wanted them for my small son so I ordered this compendium online and was delighted to revisit these stories (and there were a couple that were new to me). This collection includes: "The Story of Babar"; "The Travels of Babar"; "Babar the King"; "Babar and Zephir"; "Babar and His Children"; and "Babar and Father Christmas". My son loved these stories and didn't bat an eyelid when one character dies from eating a poisonous mushroom or when the baby's pram careers over a cliff or at any of the other perilous moments. The stories are a little dated now having been written in the 1930s but I lost count of the number of times I had to read them (I never did learn how to pronounce those words in the Father Christmas tale!) One tiny gripe, I'm not sure that this edition was translated by an Anglophone as the language is sometimes off. However as these were stories for an adult to read to a child, I just corrected it as I went along.

  8. 5 out of 5

    JanBreesmom

    Bonjour, Babar!:The Six Unabridged Classics by the creator of Babar, Jean DeBrunhoff is a great compilation of her books about the big gray elephant who walks upright, talks, and interacts much like a human with his animal friends. I loved reading about Babar it as a child. I checked these books out over and over again. i read them to my children and they loved them as well. I cannot wait to read them to my grandchildren! I recommend this book for small children everywhere. These are very imaginat Bonjour, Babar!:The Six Unabridged Classics by the creator of Babar, Jean DeBrunhoff is a great compilation of her books about the big gray elephant who walks upright, talks, and interacts much like a human with his animal friends. I loved reading about Babar it as a child. I checked these books out over and over again. i read them to my children and they loved them as well. I cannot wait to read them to my grandchildren! I recommend this book for small children everywhere. These are very imaginative characters.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Summer

    This was my 1st introduction to Babar and I thoroughly enjoyed it. All 6 are great books for children. I enjoyed finding the little nuances that made this story evident it was French in origin. The illustrations were fun too. I would be really interested in getting an original French version of the collection.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    My son and I read Travels of Babar, Babar and Father Christmas, and Babar and His Children, which are included here along with three others we have not yet read. The stories move from adventure to adventure (like the original Curious George stories), and we look forward to reading the remaining original stories.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Maddalenah

    Uhm. Quando ero piccola le storie di Babar mi piacevano molto, ma guardandole con un occhio diverso non sono sicura di apprezzare il sottotono di civilizzazione del selvaggio che percorre le avventure di Babar.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Philipandchristina Nelson

    Loved reading all of these stories to my daughter and nephews. I remember Babar as a kid and loved that he dressed up like a human. Didn't know that the books were originally French until I checked this out. 274 pages!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Laurel

    loved it

  14. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne Crawford

    Love love this book

  15. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    The best children's book I ever had!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Benjamin

  17. 4 out of 5

    The Gateses

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ashley

  19. 5 out of 5

    Perla Gomez

  20. 5 out of 5

    Susan Fuller

  21. 4 out of 5

    Opossum goes RAWR *RAWRRR*

  22. 4 out of 5

    Tonia

  23. 4 out of 5

    Lucia

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sanguina

  25. 4 out of 5

    scott

  26. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jillian

  28. 5 out of 5

    Eric Schlehlein

  29. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kristin

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