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Meet Babar and His Family Hardcover – April 1, 2002
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Additionally, Babar is an important French character, and if you want to introduce your child to French culture, this is a good start. This story gives several glimpses of traditions still very much alive in Europe, like buying a cake before coming to tea at a friend's house, and listening to an outdoor orchestra on the plaza in the summertime. An A+ book about the comforts of family, and the joys of life throughout the year.
To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. Meet Babar and His Family was one of her picks.
The Babar books belong in every home with children. If you already know the series, I'm certain that you agree. If you don't know Babar and his family, you should. They represent idealized "family values" as elephants together. Their relationships with others are ideal as well, including their elephant friends, other animal friends, and the Old Lady (a human) who teaches school in Celestville, where they all live. I also like introducing children to a world where animals may have more authority than people do. That can help establish all kinds of interesting new thoughts about our relationship to the natural world.
Meet Babar and His Family has a good balance of illustrations, actions, and story development to keep your youngster's mind occupied while you read to him or her during the preschool years. Later, your child will be reading this and other Babar stories to you. Memorizing what you have read aloud and learning to follow along with the words will be part of that process of learning to read.Read more ›
being fed their worms (in the Spring section). The book is basically a book about seasons, it features Babar and his family in all seasonal activities, but could as easily be Barney,Elmo, or any other character. It has no real story plot, and no drama, like the Story of Babar (my children's favorite). It's nice and educational for 2-3 year olds perhaps, but one shouldn't have to pay 10 bucks to teach about seasons.
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My son lost the schools library book, so I brought this one as a replacement. Great used quality!Published 6 months ago by Daycare Mom
I love babar - the originals are the best, but these are also goodPublished on July 28, 2014 by Kristine in Phila
Another fine book in the series of books about Babar the Elepant! I love it. You meet his wife Celeste, his children, his friends, etc.Published on February 27, 2013 by RTO