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Thursday 8 December 2011

Review: Babar and Father Christmas

You don’t have to be a Babar the Elephant fan to enjoy this beautifully-designed book – a tale following Babar and his friends as they attempt to get the land of the elephants on Santa’s present-giving route. 

Of course, Santa, in dire need of a tropical holiday, soon becomes fast friends with Babar. 

Stunning, iconic illustrations as as relevant today as they ever were, bringing that timeless retro feel. Loving the colour choices, the gorgeous detailed layouts (including some pretty gorgeous cursive typeface) and the warm voice the author is known for.

First published in 1940, following de Brunhoff’s untimely death at just 37, the book’s images were coloured-in and made complete by his brother and twelve-year-old son Laurent. 


Title: Barbar and Father Christmas
Author/Illustrator: Jean de Brunhoff
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $16.95
Publication Date: 1 October 2008
ISBN: 9781405238229
Format: Soft cover
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book