Cover image for Babar goes to school
Title:
Babar goes to school
Author:
Brunhoff, Laurent de, 1925-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
Babar has forgotten how hard it is to be a child, so he attends grade school for a day with Pom, Flora, Isabelle, and Alexander.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 73911.
ISBN:
9780810945821
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This book and Babar and the Christmas House are the first titles in Abrams' new Babar licensed books program. When Babar tells his children that being a grown up is hard, they remind him that being a kid isn't so easy either and challenge him to a day at school, with hilarious results. A broken pencil and a reprimand for talking in class, not to mention gum on his pants, convince Babar that his children are right and that maybe he should stick to the work he is used to.


Author Notes

Laurent de Brunhoff is the oldest son of Jean and Cecile de Brunhoff. He was born on August 30, 1925. Jean de Brunhoff, his father, began the Babar series of children's books. Laurent has published many more volumes of the tale of Babar. De Brunhoff, who holds both French and American citizenship, was made an Officier de l¿Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a Chevalier of the Légion d¿Honneur.

There have been major exhibitions of his work and his father¿s work in 1981 at the Centre Culturel du Marais in Paris, in 1983-84 in the United States (Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, Baltimore Museum of Art, Toledo Museum of Art, among others). The work of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff has also been the subject of books by Anne Hildebrand, Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff: The Legacy of Babar, and by Nicholas Fox Weber, The Art of Babar.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Everyone's favorite elephant, first created by Jean de Brunhoff and continued by his son Laurent de Brunhoff is back in the paper-over-board Babar Goes to School, with text by Ellen Weiss, and with images adapted by Jean-Claude Gilbert. When Babar's children tell him that being a kid isn't always easy, he decides to go to school for a day, where he discovers that it can sometimes be hard work to learn lessons and do as he's told. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Fans present and past will be pleased to see another story about their beloved Babar. In this simple tale, the elephant spends the day at school with his children, Pom, Flor, and Alexander. The ageless Old Lady enters the scene as the kind but strict schoolteacher. After a busy day of writing, math, science, and noisy bus rides, Babar is exhausted. He realizes that being a child is more tiring than he remembered. The bright, clear illustrations are adapted to look like the original artwork of Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff. A pleasant, familiar visit with a lovable old friend.-Be Astengo, Alachua County Library, Gainesville, FL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.