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  • The Story of Babar
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The Story of Babar

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In the great forest a little elephant is born. His name is Babar...

- This hardcover edition is written and illustrated by Jean De Brunhoff.
- The classic first story about the most beloved pachyderm in literature.
- After his mother is killed by a hunter (we skip that page when we read it to our kids), Babar avoids capture by escaping to the city, where he is befriended by the kindly Old Lady.
- He becomes educated and cultured and, upon his return to the great forest, is crowned King of the Elephants.
- The adventures of the most popular elephant in the world and his friends have enchanted three generations.

We LOVE old classic books!


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Why Our Experts Love It


We love this book because it is a story that the whole family will enjoy reading.

Delightfully amusing illustrations make this short collection of classic Babar tales a book to treasure for children young and old. It is a classic toddler gift and a perfect story to read before bedtime with your little one (with the exception of a few pages that you'll have to skip over - at least that's what we do)!

  • Reading with your child is a great way to spend quality time.  Reading is an important activity to foster language skills and help your child learn new information.  Long before a child can speak, an infant is learning the melodies and sounds of language. They are learning to understand words and pair pictures of objects with the name of the object.  In addition to language skills, reading with your child helps improve their attention and builds curiosity.  We want children of all ages to hear ‘adult, complex sentences’ so alternate reading a book as you typically would (reading all the written words) with the tips described below. 

  • Infants – 2 year olds: point to the pictures and emphasize the name of each picture (one word at a time).  Your intonation and melody plays an important role in your child’s attention to the book at this age.

  • 2-3 year olds – read the story as written but ask questions along the way to ensure that your child understands what is happening in the story.  This also allows them to be active “readers”

  • 3-4 year olds – ask your child to tell you about the pictures/predict the story first.  Then read the words on the page. This is a great way to help foster their story-telling abilities.

  • 4-5 year olds – at this age children begin to gain interest in the letters of the alphabet and the sounds they make.  Point to some of the words as you read to support this interest.  At the end of a book, you and your child can make up a different ending OR try and add to the story.

  • 5-6 year olds – Your child will begin to read at this age, generally by memorization of sight words.  Keep a running list of the words that your child successfully recognizes.  They will feel great pride as the list grows longer and longer.

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