Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Men's Hightops Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon David Ramirez $5 Off Fire TV Stick Off to College Essentials Shop Popular Services hog hog hog  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Gear Up for Football Deal of the Day
Qty:1
  • List Price: $15.95
  • Save: $4.05 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 16 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Babar and His Children has been added to your Cart
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Medium wrinkle / bend on dust cover.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 4 images

Babar and His Children Hardcover – February 12, 1954

17 customer reviews

See all 18 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$11.90
$6.98 $0.01
Paperback
"Please retry"

Dr. Seuss' Ultimate Horton Collection
Dr. Seuss' Ultimate Horton Collection
These stories entertain and inspire young readers while extolling the virtues and rewards of patience and loyalty. Hardcover | More Dr. Seuss
$11.90 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Only 16 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Babar and His Children + The Travels of Babar + Babar the King (Babar Books (Random House))
Price for all three: $35.70

Buy the selected items together

Special Offers and Product Promotions

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com Review

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

Language Notes

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

See all Editorial Reviews
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Babar
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (1938)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0394805771
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394805771
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,547 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Riddle on July 22, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By C. Saylor on July 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My two older sons (ages 5 & 2 1/2) have really enjoyed reading this story since the birth of their twin siblings last year. The adventures of the triplets, especially trouble-making Alexander, keep them glued to the book! They love Alexander's exciting brushes with disaster and are so happy when everything turns out well at the end. The last lines of Babar always makes me tear up: "Truly it is not easy to bring up a family, but how nice the babies are! I can't imagine how I'd get along without them now."
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 25, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Babar is a big favorite with my kids, but the book contains some comically outdated ideas about childrearing. Celeste sends Babar out on a bike ride so he'll miss the birth of his children. Later, when Celeste has to give up breastfeeding because of insufficient milk supply, the doctor recommends cow's milk (for elephants?) with honey (guess they hadn't heard of the botulism risk). Once they're slightly older, the children have a series of brushes with death. Flor chokes on her rattle, prompting Celeste to hold her upside down and shake her. (Celeste need a first aid course.) Alexandre gets catapulted out of a runaway stroller, goes over a cliff, and is saved only when he lands in a tree. Pom is saved from crocodile attack and near-drowning by his father, who fends off the crocodile "even though he has no gun." Once out of the water, he is given hot drinks and put to bed under heavy blankets. Presumably one can't be too careful about hypothermia, even in Africa. All in all, an uplifting tale.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By CJ on April 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By GC on February 16, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
our kids love this book! gentle, loving, and anxious parents - take heart from babar and celeste! this have served as read-to stuff - and has passed into family lexicon. whenever we tell of some mishap, it always ends in "when suddenly ... the accident!" it's exciting, and funny, and reassuring. Kids love naughtiness, they have their surrogates in alexander and his elder, arthur. and they love everything turning out right in the end! i recommend this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By RTO on June 17, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
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.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 15, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is great for young children and also has a meaning for adults and teens too.I was filled with laughs and smiles when I read this book.I am quite honest when I say Babar is my Hero of the day!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Mom of 3 on September 25, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
a mesmerizing story with great pictures. there are definitely quite a few scary parts, so not great for easily frightened or very young children.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Babar and His Children
This item: Babar and His Children
Price: $11.90
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: new baby