Babar's Book of Color

Babar's Book of Color

by Laurent de Brunhoff
     
 

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Here is a big, beautiful, learn-about-colors book starring one on the most beloved characters in children's literature-Babar!

When his three children-Pom, Flora, and Alexander--visit Babar's studio, he lets then play with his paints. The little elephants start off with the basics-red, yellow, and blue. Then they start experimenting. And soon they're mixing paints

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Here is a big, beautiful, learn-about-colors book starring one on the most beloved characters in children's literature-Babar!

When his three children-Pom, Flora, and Alexander--visit Babar's studio, he lets then play with his paints. The little elephants start off with the basics-red, yellow, and blue. Then they start experimenting. And soon they're mixing paints to get brown, green, pink, and purple, too. As Babar's budding artists learn all about colors, so will young children.

Bursting with bright, bold illustrations, this appealing picture book is a perfect introduction to the world of color.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A pair of Laurent de Brunhoff titles starring everyone's favorite elephant offer education and adventure. In Babar's Book of Color, the hero's children and nephew learn their colors in Babar's studio, mixing paints while making portraits of appropriately hued animals, vegetables and other objects. Overlapping balloons demonstrate color combinations. Young Isabelle comes to her father's aid after he disappears from their campsite in Babar's Rescue. With the help of a lion, a monkey and a snake, she tracks him to a tribe of striped elephants in a hidden city. (Mar.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Babar was born in 1931 when Cecile de Brunhoff invented the story of an orphaned elephant for her children and her painter-husband Jean made a picture book of the tale. Since Jean's death in 1937 his son Laurent has ably continued Babar's saga. It is a pleasure to have some of the out of print titles reissued for new generations of youngsters. In Book of Color Babar—who is an elephant of many crowns—gives his three children and Cousin Arthur their first art lesson. They begin work with one primary color each, producing a huge lobster and whale—and a swarm of yellow jackets. Marvelous white polar bears and black crows follow until Babar shows them how to mix colors. His teaching device—having the children combine transparent balloons of primary colors—is absolutely clever and makes the concept completely understandable. The day in Babar's studio ends with Babar hanging the children's artwork for display. Thus the art lesson comes full circle. Laurent de Brunhoff gracefully makes his point once more: creativity is marvelous, but even more so when a child's parent takes the time to become part of the process and lavishes praise on the results. Long live de Brunhoff and Babar! 2004 (orig. 1984), Abrams, Ages 4 to 8.
—Kathleen Karr

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810948402
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 12.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
1 - 6 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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