Babar and the Wully-Wully

Babar and the Wully-Wully

by Laurent de Brunhoff
     
 

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Pom, Flora, and Alexander discover a rare Wully-Wully and bring him home to Celesteville. The lovable creature has a wonderful time playing with the little elephants and their friends. But there’s trouble when Rataxes the rhinoceros decides he wants the Wully-Wully to be his own pet. Babar and the Wully-Wully teaches young readers that sharing with

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Pom, Flora, and Alexander discover a rare Wully-Wully and bring him home to Celesteville. The lovable creature has a wonderful time playing with the little elephants and their friends. But there’s trouble when Rataxes the rhinoceros decides he wants the Wully-Wully to be his own pet. Babar and the Wully-Wully teaches young readers that sharing with others can bring new friends and fun.

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Children's Literature
A reprint of a 1975 edition, Babar and the Wully-Wully chronicles the adventures of the now famous elephant children of King Babar and Queen Celeste. Pom, Flora and Alexander, the children, are walking one day near Celesteville when they suddenly encounter a strange little animal. "What is that?" whispered Flora. "A Wully-Wully," answers Pom. They take the Wully-Wully home and enjoy his antics, but soon discover that the Wully-Wully prefers the out of doors. While on a picnic, the Wully-Wully is kidnapped by Rataxes, a nasty rhinoceros. Pom, Flora, Alexander and their monkey friend, Zephir, spy on the rhinoceros compound and discover that Wully-Wully is being mistreated. They devise a plan to rescue the Wully-Wully. They are successful, but the rhinos retaliate. Mild mannered Flora comes to the rescue by appealing to the heart of everyone. It's a charming story, if a bit long for the preschool set. The illustrations are colorful and pure Celesteville. Babar fans will be delighted. 2001 (orig. 1975), Harry N. Abrams, $16.95. Ages 4 to 7. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781419703812
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
546,378
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Laurent de Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar alive for more than 60 years. Babar first came to life through the art of Laurent’s 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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