“Adoré quand j'étais petite.”Clementine B wrote this review Friday, October 15, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The only fun I had with this book was the silliness I shared with Shaman. ”StormnAngel1 wrote this review Wednesday, May 26, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Loved this book as a child...as a scholar in the English discipline I am bombarded by the colonial aspects of this text :(”Amanda A wrote this review Wednesday, March 10, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In Jean De Brunoff’s classic children’s story, a young elephant named Babar lives happily with his family until his mother is killed by hunters. After this brutal incident, Babar goes to town and ends up being taken in by and old woman who helps him become more “socialized.” The illustrations help the imagination create the story in the readers mind, and can be fully appreciated by the audience.
Many claim that there is an underlying element seen as justification for the French colonization of Africa. People find the seemingly innocent story to be politically and morally offensive. This may be attributed to the fact that the book was originally published by Random House in 1933.
Overall, the delightful story would be seen to children only as appealing and enjoyable. Adults would be the ones to dissect the plot and read between the lines. It is a lovely story of overcoming tragic events and becoming something great. There is also an emphasis on the importance of family and sticking together.
“We are all huge fans of Babar.
I have loved it since I was a girl, and it is so delightful to share these books with my 2 little ones!! ”
“One of my favourites when I was little :)”leonor g wrote this review Sunday, November 22, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is the cutest book in the world! It is about a little elephant that loses it's mom. i love it and you should read it. ”5th Humanities wrote this review Tuesday, November 17, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A classic, the story of how Babar came to be the king of the elephants. Ages 4 to 8.”Ferguson Library wrote this review Friday, October 23, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I actually had to read it for a colllege class!”Linda S wrote this review Friday, October 9, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No