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Babar and His Children (Babar Books (Random House)) Hardcover – 1 Jun 1966

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  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (Jun. 1966)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394805771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394805771
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 1 x 28.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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One of Jean de Brunhoff's five original Babar stories, Babar and His Children tells how the royal elephant and Queen Celeste await the birth of their first child...and discover to their surprise that they have three! The loyal townsfolk bring gifts, and the babies are named before being weighed by wise Dr. Capoulosse (he of the stern expression and pince-nez). Then it's time for young Flora, Pom, and Alexander to get into a series of scrapes and be saved by the bravery and good sense of either their parents or other animals. Brunhoff's charming, faintly Edwardian illustrations never cease to capture the imagination, and this particular story has something in it for every member of a young family--even if some members of your family are merely human. (Ages 2 to 6) --Richard Farr, Amazon.com

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Such joy in Celesteville! Babar and Celeste have had triplets. The smallest, Alexander, has a knack for getting into predicaments. Between getting stuck in the treetops and being chased by a crocodile, he certainly keeps Babar on his toes, but the king readily admits, "Truly it is not easy to bring up a family, but how nice the babies are!" The fifth Babar story is a wonderful and heartwarming salute to parenthood which every Mom and Dad will appreciate.

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Wonderful story my young grandchildren just loved the story and the marvellous drawings
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5.0 out of 5 stars Babar and His Children 17 Jun. 2013
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I purchased this Babar book, like several of the other Babar books, for my nieces' children who are toddlers. My nieces told me their children were entertained by and delighted with it when they read it to them, and they (my nieces) enjoyed the book as well. Babar and his wife, Celeste, who live in an elephant city, have been blessed with triplets. They discover raising children isn't easy, but they prove themselves to be very good parents.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A little old for 3 year old 22 July 2011
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I loved the Babar books when I was little so I bought them quickly for my three year old daughter. some of the content is a little above a three year olds cognitive ability (ex: death of Babar's mother, children about to get eaten by crodcodile...)...I think better for a 4-5 year old.
5.0 out of 5 stars classic babar 25 Sept. 2013
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a mesmerizing story with great pictures. there are definitely quite a few scary parts, so not great for easily frightened or very young children.
5.0 out of 5 stars A great gift. 23 July 2013
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This is a classic story. We purchased it for our grandchild and it's already the favorite book. Do not hesitate to buy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just like Grandma 23 April 2011
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I purchased this for my three year old granddaughter to show her Grandma's favorite book when I was little! It did not disappoint and the classic story endures!
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