Babar: A Gift for Mother

Babar: A Gift for Mother

by Ellen Weiss, Judith Gray
     
 

Based on characters created by Jean and Laurent de BrunhoffEvery child dreams of the perfect gift for his or her mother!
Babar's four children each want to give their mother, Celeste, the perfect present. Pom makes a clay bowl, Flora buys a tiny glass horse, and Alexander selects a shiny, silver balloon. But Isabelle just can't think of a gift for herSee more details below

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Based on characters created by Jean and Laurent de BrunhoffEvery child dreams of the perfect gift for his or her mother!
Babar's four children each want to give their mother, Celeste, the perfect present. Pom makes a clay bowl, Flora buys a tiny glass horse, and Alexander selects a shiny, silver balloon. But Isabelle just can't think of a gift for her mother. It takes a consultation with her favorite advisor—her father, Babar—to get her creative juices flowing and lead her to the perfect present, one that comes straight from the heart.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
De 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.
Children's Literature
Mother'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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810948372
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2004
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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