Babar and the New Baby

Babar and the New Baby

by Laurent de Brunhoff
     
 

  Welcome the newest addition to Babar’s family: Baby Isabelle! Follow Isabelle as she learns to walk, celebrates her first birthday, explores nature, and experiences the joys of a loving family. Young readers will embrace the humorous text and gratifying illustrations, and parents will be brought back to their own childhoods. This bite-size

Overview

  Welcome the newest addition to Babar’s family: Baby Isabelle! Follow Isabelle as she learns to walk, celebrates her first birthday, explores nature, and experiences the joys of a loving family. Young readers will embrace the humorous text and gratifying illustrations, and parents will be brought back to their own childhoods. This bite-size adaptation of the classic picture book Babar’s Little Girl is sure to please all.

Praise for Babar and the New Baby
"A starter set for grown-up Babar fans who want to introduce the classic characters to their children."
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Kirkus Reviews
2013-09-01
A simplified and condensed version of Babar's Little Girl (1987), starring Princess Isabelle. Babar and Celeste welcome the new baby Isabelle to their family. The elephant calf grows from an infant to a toddler to preschooler in short order. She plays with her friends, enjoys adventure and exploration, and loves to dance and run, but most of all, she loves her family. The title is deceptive, since this is not Babar's story, and Isabelle is only a baby for brief moment. The slight, toddler-friendly text of no more than one to three sentences per page and the iconic, anthropomorphic pachyderms will hold the interest of little ones not quite ready for the length and, yes, the violence of the first Babar story. The companion title, Babar's Lost and Found (978-1-4197-0981-4), is a condensed version of Babar Loses His Crown (1967) and is more faithful plotwise to its original text, revolving around a mix-up at the opera. While the text is longer and more complicated than its sister book, it is simple enough for youngsters to follow, and the cartoons are as fresh and accessible as ever. A starter set for grown-up Babar fans who want to introduce the classic characters to their children. (Board book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419706202
Publisher:
Abrams Appleseed
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Pages:
22
Sales rank:
609,366
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
1 - 3 Years

Meet the Author

Laurent de Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar alive for more than 50 years. Babar first came to life through the art of his father, Jean de Brunhoff, and Laurent has continued to create adventures for the elephant family. He and his wife, Phyllis Rose, split their time between New York City and Key West, Florida.

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