Publishers Weekly - Publishers WeeklyDe Brunhoff's popular pachyderm is back in a pair of paper-over-board books written by Ellen Weiss. Celeste's children scramble to find the perfect presents for her in Babar: A Gift for Mother, with images adapted by Judith Gray. When Isabelle thinks she is too young to make a gift or to do chores to earn enough to buy one, Babar helps her come up with something wonderful. In Babar and the Runaway Egg, with images adapted by Jean-Claude Gibert, a half-hatched egg leads everyone on a wild goose chase one spring day. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Babar: A Gift for Motherby Ellen Weiss, Judith Gray
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Children's LiteratureMother's Day was coming and this meant gifts. Pom made a clay bowl. Flora used the chore money she had saved to buy a little glass horse. Alexander chose a lovely silver balloon. Isabelle was despondent. She had no gift. She decided to consult her father about the problem. Babar asked her what she would like to give her mother. Isabelle described a huge bowl made of gold, silver and diamonds. She also thought a horse would be nice and she would like to deliver all of this in a hot air balloon. But she was too little to give her mother all these things. Babar asked her what she was good at. Immediately, Isabelle knew. She was good at making pictures. On Mother's Day, Celeste was thrilled with all of her gifts, including Isabelle's picture of herself in a hot air balloon delivering a beautiful jeweled bowl and a horse. Judith Gray's adaptation of the de Brunhoff illustrations captures the essence and simplicity that has charmed young readers for several generations. 2004, Harry N. Abrams, Ages 3 to 6.
Phyllis Kennemer, Ph.D.
- Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
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