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    1. Horton Hears a Who!
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    2. Allie the Allergic Elephant: A
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    3. Horton Hatches the Egg
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    4. The Story of Babar (Babar Books
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    5. Bonjour, Babar! : The Six Unabridged
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    6. Babar's Museum of Art
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    7. Faithful Elephants : A True Story
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    19. Babar: Isabelle the Flower Girl
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    20. Elephants: Life in the Wild (Step-Into-Reading,

    1. Horton Hears a Who!
    by DR SEUSS
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    Asin: 0394800788
    Catlog: Book (1954-08-12)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 696
    Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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    Surely among the most lovable of all Dr. Seuss creations, Horton the Elephant represents kindness, trustworthiness, and perseverance--all wrapped up, thank goodness, in a comical and even absurd package. Horton hears a cry for help from a speck of dust, and spends much of the book trying to protect the infinitesimal creatures who live on it from the derision and trickery of other animals, who think their elephant friend has gone quite nutty. But worse is in store: an eagle carries away the clover in which Horton has placed the life-bearing speck, and "let that small clover drop somewhere inside / of a great patch of clovers a hundred miles wide!" Horton wins in the end, after persuading the "Who's" to make as much noise as possible and prove their existence. This classic is not only fun, but a great way to introduce thoughtful children to essentially philosophical questions.How, after all, are we so sure there aren't invisible civilizations floating by on every mote? (Ages 4 to 8) --Richard Farr ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars On the 15th of May, in the Jungle of Nool...
    My favorite Dr Seuss book as a child, and now a favorite of my kids.

    There are so many messages in this book, but they are never forced upon the reader. You are free to read it as a gentle story, a discussion of politics, a moral tale about the role of the individual in a community, or simply some of the catchiest poetry ever written. And who couldn't love Horton, hate Vlad, and cheer at the young kangaroo's last "me too"?

    The fabulous story deserves to be in the center of any family's children's collection...and should be in with the grown-up books too.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Even one little voice can tip the scale
    A great book with a lot of positive lessons.

    Horton, an elephant, is the only animal who can hear sounds of life on a little speck of dust. Other animals think he is crazy and want to destroy the speck. But Horton sticks up for the inhabitants of the little village on the dust speck. He urges them to scream as loud as possible to prove their existence.

    There are a lot of lessons in the story. It teaches kindness and determination; it teaches to care about others, even if they are as small as creatures on a speck of dust. But for me, the most important lesson is that EVEN ONE LITTLE VOICE CAN TIP THE SCALE! Upon Horton's request, all the inhabitants on the dust speck start crying out as loud as they can. But Horton's friends still cannot hear their little voices. The inhabitants of the dust speck were all screaming together ... all but one. Only when that one little voice was added to the "chorus", animals were finally able to hear them crying out. And so is in our lives: each voice, each good deed, counts, and each good deed can finally tip the scale for good in the world. The book teaches that if you want the world to be a better place, as small as you may be (just one person out of millions?), YOUR "VOICE" COUNTS!!!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps his best one
    People are valuable no matter how small. No matter how powerless and no matter how little influence they have.

    A good message and written as a moving story that even little kids can follow along with even if they can't grasp the entirety of the message.

    I don't know if Dr. Suess meant this story to be a pro life message, but it certainly works for that cause. He makes a compelling arguement for one, in this case Horton, to fight against the odds and disfavor of the group for the cause of a single insignificant and unknown person.

    I highly recommend this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Seuss at the top of his game
    The best (in my opinion, of course) Dr. Seuss book. It has all of the music of his other writings, but (unlike some of his books) a compelling story as well. And what better message for your child to learn than "People are people, no matter how small."?

    5-0 out of 5 stars "Big" enough for kids to understand!
    If you've never read this story, you and any children you read it to, are really in for a treat!

    This is one of those children's stories that introduce really huge concepts and really important things to think about - wrapped in a wonderful tale.

    It's a "big" story - an elephant with a big heart and his willingness to sacrifice for others.

    We learn that size of one's body doesn't matter - it's the size of one's heart that really counts. ... Read more


    2. Allie the Allergic Elephant: A Children's Story of Peanut Allergies
    by Nicole Smith, Nicole S. Smith
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    Asin: 158628052X
    Catlog: Book (2002-11-01)
    Publisher: Jungle Communications Inc
    Sales Rank: 28336
    Average Customer Review: 4.71 out of 5 stars
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    "Allie the Allergic Elephant" helps children learn about food allergies and how to be a good friend when you can't share snacks. "Allie" explains peanut allergies in a way that parents, teachers, and children themselves can talk about allergies and understand them better. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars From a kid whose been there, done that
    awesome book! zeroes in on the key parts of having an allergy! great book to read to little kids. I personally have a life threatening allergy to peanuts and all tree nuts. thank you for your time.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Librarians loved it!
    I bought the first edition for my nephew with a peanut allergy. He enjoyed it because it addressed his difficulty in explaining his allergy to his classmates.

    I bought 2 copies of the second edition and donated them to elementary schools where I volunteer in the library. Both librarians were excited to receive the book and were anxious to read it to their students. One librarian took the book immediately to the Kindergarten teacher because a student had arrived that day with a peanut allergy.

    I like the book because it explains how an allergic child must be "excluded" when it pertains to peanuts, but wants to be "included" in everything else. I can't wait for the author to write more books about other allergies.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brings Compassion to a Clinical Subject
    With three children in my family, all of them know people who can't eat nuts. At first, they think it's wierd. "What? No peanuts? Why can't you eat peanuts?"

    Allie helps those with the allergy understand, and Allie brings compassion to those who live with, work with, and play with an allergic child.

    As the author of three non-fiction books, I appreciate a good tale. And Allie's tail is precious.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Charming story -- Important message
    I purchased this book as a gift for a friend with an allergic grandchild. He told me it was a special delight to read the book together with his grandson. The story is charming, and effectively communicates an important message about acceptance and coping... in a way even a very young child can grasp. The wonderful illustrations (by a gifted young artist) captured the boy's imagination and brought the story to life.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for kids with food allergies
    I bought the 1st edition over a year ago and the teacher in his classroom has said that the children love it. They like to hear it read to them. They love the pictures! She said after a year it was well used as they play with it alot. A book needs to hold up with kids at this age. I just purchased the 2nd edition feeling that it was different enough to own it. I am glad I did. The pictures have changed a bit and look wonderful, but the message is still excellent and kids can understand it. Most messages are lost with kids at this age when dealing with serious issues such as food allergies. Geat job! Even though the book is 100% focused on peanut allergies, which is why I got it, the rules remains the same with all food allergies in how they relate to other children playing with the children with the food allergy. I would recommend any parent that has a pre-schooler or a child in K-5 or thier school to buy this book! ... Read more


    3. Horton Hatches the Egg
    by DR SEUSS
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    Asin: 039480077X
    Catlog: Book (1940-10-12)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 1848
    Average Customer Review: 4.81 out of 5 stars
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    Poor Horton. Dr. Seuss's kindly elephant is persuaded to sit on an egg while its mother, the good-for-nothing bird lazy Maysie, takes a break. Little does Horton know that Maysie is setting off for a permanent vacation in Palm Springs. He waits, and waits, never leaving his precarious branch, even through a freezing winter and a spring that's punctuated by the insults of his friends. ("They taunted.They teased him. They yelled 'How Absurd! Old Horton the Elephant thinks he's a bird!'") Further indignities await, but Horton has the patience of Job--from whose story this one clearly derives--and he is rewarded in the end by the surprise birth of... an elephant-bird. Horton Hatches the Egg contains some of Theodor Geisel's most inspired verse and some of his best-ever illustrations, the dated style of which only accentuates their power and charm. A book no childhood should be without. (Ages 2 to 7) --Richard Farr ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Review
    This is the tale of a bird that has an egg but he gets bored sitting on it. He decided to ask Horton the elephant to sit on the egg for him. He says he will and the bird flies away to go on vacation. He sits and sits on the egg and the bird doesn't come back. Eventually people find the elephant sitting up in the tree and he will not leave because he promises he will sit on it for the bird. Some people take him to a carnival as a show. Then the bird shows up at the carnival and sees the elephant on the tree. The egg starts to hatch and the bird comes back to take all the credit for it but when the egg is hatch it is an elephant bird.
    This is a story that shows that you can't just let someone else do all the work and expect to get something. This is a great moralistic tale and I think Dr. Suess does a really good job illustrating this point. I think that this is a great book for children because it teaches them a lesson and it is a fun story at the same time. It also has great pictures as all of Dr. Suess books do.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellant Lesson to be learned
    This playful and imaginative book is about an elephant that comes across a bird that is extremely stressed and does not wish to sit on her egg anymore. So Horton decides to sit on the egg so the bird can take a break. Well the bird ends up taking a tropical vacation and doesn't want to return. Well Horton very patiently sat on the egg through sleet and rain and the most horrible conditions. Well some people decide that this is a hilarious site and feel that he should be on display for all to see. So the men dig up the tree in which Horton is patiently perched and is taken down south. When Horton and the tree reach the south the mother bird finds Horton just as his egg starts to hatch and she demands it back. Horton is very displeased and states that he did all the work and deserves the egg. Well just as that was said out of the egg jumps an Elephant bird, which is a trophy for all Horton's hard work.
    Dr. Seuss yet again did a wonderful job with rhymes and engaging children to read. I love the moral that was being put into place that if you work hard and stay focused then it will all pay off and you will be rewarded in the end.
    This is one of my favorite Dr. Seuss book if not my favorite. I have always been a fan of his ability to draw children in and engage them in reading. Also the rhymes and silly words are great for young readers. Also what better then to have a moral tied along with it?

    5-0 out of 5 stars faithful 100%
    As I kid I loved this book because I thought Horton was a pure wonder. I always loved the line "an elephant faithful 100%". And my little innocent heart took it all very seriously and I wanted to be just like Horton... faithful 100%. As an adult this book has taken on a very new stronger meaning that I did not see as a child... And I am very happy to be passing along the message to my children.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This elephant's faithful, one hundred percent
    You've gotta love the Horton man. Dr. Seuss's popular elephant starred in not one but two of Theodore Geisel's great picture books for the kiddies. Now with the 100th Anniversary of Dr. Suess's birth nigh upon us, it's a good idea to take a look at some of his most successful books to appreciate them fully once again.

    Mayzie bird is a lazy bird, and would much rather be flying off to somewhere fun rather than tend to her egg. But when friendly (and gullible) Horton passes by her, Mayzie sees her chance to grab a little R & R in sunny Palm Beach. She convinces Horton to sit on her egg, a ploy that works despite Horton's concerns. Once gone, however, Mayzie decides "never" to go back to her nest again. Horton, stuck with the egg on his own, does everything he can to ensure it's safety. Through blizzard, teasing, capture, and seasickness Horton is faithful to his promise, "One hundred percent". When the egg finally hatches (and Mayzie insists on claiming it once the work has been finished) the result is a surprise and delight to the patient elephant.

    There's a lot to love in this old story. The Seussian rhyming schemes (often parodied but rarely equaled) have the perfect amount of syllables per line. Every page scans easily, and you cannot help but hear the words spoken in your brain as you read them. I remember growing up in Kalamazoo, Michigan as a child and delighting at the reading of the places Horton travels (ala circus) that mentioned my own rhymable home town. Such lines are coupled with the fabulous illustrations that show every minute of Horton's misery in wrenching detail (though not so much that you ever think the elephant is under too serious duress). Thus the payoff at the end is even better than you could hope for. It's amazing how memorable I find these illustrations, even now some twenty years later. There's something about Dr. Seuss that just connects with children on the deepest level imaginable. And there's something about "Horton Hears the Who" that deserves that connection.

    5-0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL!!!
    Just imagine! An Elephant sitting on a nest! How Ridiculous! But wonderful! Horton is soooooo friendly, and kind, and faithful, he's just wonderful! I really like what comes out of the egg when it hatches! It is soooooo cute! I just love it! (The book and the creature) ... Read more


    4. The Story of Babar (Babar Books (Random House))
    by JEAN DE BRUNHOFF
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    Asin: 0394805755
    Catlog: Book (1937-09-12)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 3446
    Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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    The Story of Babar--the early adventures of the enduring, endearing elephant--was written in 1931 by French writer Jean de Brunhoff (1899-1937). Since then, it has been translated into at least 12 languages. It's amazing how much can happen to one little elephant in the course of one little book: Babar loses his mother to a hunter, wanders into the city, gets a new wardrobe, becomes the hit of high society, marries his cousin Céleste (totally acceptable in contemporary Elephantine society), and is crowned King of the Elephants.

    The Story of Babar is essentially the tale of a country boy who comes to the city and, while there, comes of age. In the end, he returns home to share his knowledge and experiences with family and friends. The beautiful, delightfully detailed illustrations--de Brunhoff was a painter by trade--never fail to amuse. (Although none of the characters seem to notice, the sight of Babar in a suit leaning against the mantel while he regales his audience with tales of the jungle is plainly hilarious.) All of the Babar books are notable for their ability to tell larger stories with simplicity and style, and The Story of Babar is no exception. Potentially troubling moments--the death of Babar's mother, for example--are handled with taste, emphasizing Babar's unique gift for uncovering a silver lining in the most persistent of clouds. (Ages 4 to 8, though the cursive writing makes it best for reading aloud.) ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Classic
    I had a beach Babar book as a child, so I bought this to share with my daughter. It is kind of bizarre, so keep in mind that it was written in the 1930's. First, Babar's mother is killed, as was the fate of most classic animal stories. Then, he decides to become more like men, HOW ODD! He wears clothes and walks on his back legs. Any time any of the elephants in this book wear clothes, they gain the instant ability to walk on their hind legs. When he returns to the elephants, he is crowned king, which is unlikely since elephants are matriarchal (they are led by females and grown males are banned from the group except during mating times). Then he marries his cousin, and they live happily ever after. In the spirit of Curious George, who was kidnapped from his home and forced to conform to human ways, this is a charming but very out-dated tale.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A childhood's classic.
    Some children's books can be read over and over again, and Jean De Brunhoff's book about Babar, the little elephant is among them.
    The copy we have in our house were purchasted in 1988 and has survived 4 kids. Out Marta is the forth one, and at age 6 she still loves to cuddle up with a smile on her face listening to the story of Babar. The very sad part for a six year old is the beginning where Babar's mother dies and Babar runs away. But Babar is lucky and meets an old lady who takes care of him. And the joy is always big in the end when Babar meets his childhood friends and cousins again in the end of the books. And even becomes a king and marries his cousin Celeste.
    The book was written in 1939, but is still well worth reading for any child, and should be part of every lucky child's book collection. It will still be read again and again here in Norway, though the pages in the copy we have almost fall apart now (they can always be glued together again though)

    Britt Arnhild Lindland

    5-0 out of 5 stars If I were king of the foreeeeest
    Thank God for the French speakers of the world. Were it not for them, Babar might not have ever been created and we would have to live in a wretched Babar-less world. As it is, however, we are blessed to have this delightful story at our fingertips at any time. The story of Babar was originally published in 1933, and it has stood the test of time with dignity and flair.

    The story of Babar is simple. After his mother is shot by a cruel hunter, the little elephant runs away to a metropolitan city. Once there, he is taken under the wing of a kindly older lady. Babar then proceeds to become the greatest dandy of children's literature today. Here is the section I love the most:

    "Babar then buys himself: A shirt with a collar and tie, a suit of a becoming shade of green, then a handsome derby hat, and also shoes with spats".

    Contrary to popular thought, an elephant in spats is the most dignified thing in the world. With these purchases Babar has transformed himself from rural rube to the original metrosexual. He becomes cultured, learning the rudimentary aspects of human civilization while regaling party guests with his tales of the forest (note his pin-striped pants and casual dinner jacket). Eventually Babar is lured back to his jungle home and is swiftly crowned King of the elephants.

    The 1933 setting in which Babar acclimatizes himself has grown more charming over the years. And most remarkably? Most older picture books contain at least one racial stereotype somewhere in the midst of a picture. Not so our darling "Babar". I feel safe in saying that you might search through any future adventure of the winsome elephant and not stumble across a single picture or piece of writing that causes you a twenty-first century gasp of disgust. This isn't to say that there aren't some rather peculiar dated aspects to the book. I read this book as a child and had a vivid visceral memory return to me when I saw the sickly state of the former King of the elephants who passed away after eating a bad mushroom. That is a grotesquerie unknown to the kiddies today. But all in all, "Babar" is without fault. Certainly he's the essence of capitalism. One might believe the elephants crown him king as much for his pretty red convertible as for his brains. But Babar is still a unique and moving tale that will continue to entertain the masses of children for years and years to come.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Classic
    From the beautiful illustrations, to the charming characters, everything about Babar reminds you of a time when we took the intelligence of our children seriously. The first thing anyone who grew-up on more modern fare will notice is the delightful and literate prose. The reason children could speak latin by 5th grade 80 years ago, was that they weren't condescended-to; and Babar doesn't either. You won't get the modern "barney-speak" here, this generation had more confidence in your children, believe me. Although the prose may be too difficult for the average 5 or 6 yr-old to read on their own, they will have no difficulty at all in understanding it perfectly when read to them. Now my 5 yr-old daughter knows what a "perambulator" is, you won't get that from the Wiggles. As far as the complaints in regard to "scariness", all I can say is, if this is scary because Babar's mother is killed by a hunter, then you'd better take Bambi, The Lion King and close to all of the fairy tales off of the reading list as well. The subject is handled compassionately and tastefully. Of course I want to sheild my child from horrific content, but if we refuse to gently ease them in to life's realities, such as the loss of loved-ones, then their entertainment turns from safe into vacuous pretty quickly. I won't even waste bandwidth on the silly, leftist nonsense regarding imperialism. There is no political content here, subtle or otherwise. If you really want the kind of western culture "self-flagellation" that these aging hippies seem to thrive on, try Disney's Pocahontas, or a Cartoon version of The Life of Che Guevara. Assume the best of your kids and try the Babar series, particularly the older ones.

    1-0 out of 5 stars imperialist propaganda for the kiddies
    I don't know why this book is a classic. Foreigners come to Babar's home and kill his mother. He goes to the land of the foreigners to learn to be just like them because the are so swell and all. He then takes their ways back home with him. marries his cousin and gets everyone to wear clothes like the foreigners. This is a nightmare, not a children's book. ... Read more


    5. Bonjour, Babar! : The Six Unabridged Classics by the Creator of Babar
    by JEAN DE BRUNHOFF
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    Asin: 0375810609
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-26)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 6272
    Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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    Seven decades after Babar was born, the world is still very much in lovewith the noble elephant. Before his untimely death at age 37, Jean de Brunhoffwrote and illustrated six stories about Babar and his friends and family. Inthis exquisite gift edition, every one of these stories is included, with not aword or picture left out. From The Story of Babar--in which the elephantis born, loses his mother, runs off to Paris, and returns to be crownedking--through The Travels of Babar, Babar the King, Babar andZephir, Babar and His Children, and Babar and FatherChristmas, the beloved pachyderm's incredible life adventures are chronicledfor our reading pleasure. In his introduction, picture book author-illustratorKevin Henkes writes, "Where else could one find a balloon accident, a deadlypoison mushroom, a runaway carriage, an extraordinary flying machine, a snakeattack, fire, war, death, birth? These books are full of adventure and fantasy,but they also deal with the stuff of real life. And I'm convinced children longto see both the dark and the light sides of human experience reflected in theirbooks just as much as adults do, perhaps more." Adults who truly wish to sharethe joys of the classics with the children in their lives could do no betterthan to present them with this grand collection. (Ages 4 and older) --EmilieCoulter ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great fun for the whole family
    My husband and I grew up on Babar. So when we saw this book we bought for our 4 month old son. He loves to hear our voices as we read to him and he also loves the bright colored pictures. We enjoy the memories that the stories bring back to us. A great addition to anyones collection.

    TIP: We take the dust cover of any of his books that have dust covers and put them in plastic sleeves for later when we are sure he will not rip them up. That way when he is older the book looks like new even though it really is old.

    3-0 out of 5 stars "Original" art? Ha!
    I was so thrilled to get this book as a gift, especially since it includes the long out-of-print "Babar and Zephir." When I began to leaf through it, being very familiar with the older editions, I grew sicker with every page. Jean de Brunhoff's stunning artwork has been absolutely destroyed.

    Do you know how you feel when watching an old black-and-white movie that you have long loved which has been "colorized"? Yes, your favorite golden age actress now has pink skin, fucshia lips too big for her face and what color are her eyes supposed to be, exactly? The Babar art has been colorized in the most grotesque and garish sense of the word--which is really horrid when you consider that most of Brunhoff's original illustrations were already in color to begin with. Random House has decided, apparently, that Brunhoff's colors are not bright enough. Where Brunhoff shaded, Random House has plastered one uniform cartoonish shade from line to line. Babar's green suit ranges from merely loud green to splitting-headache green. The suit which he wears while playing trumpet in the circus defies description. Suffice it to say it is very blue and very red.

    The beautiful scene in which the Celesteville residents bring gifts to infants Pom, Flora, and Alexander has lost its pastoral sweetness and is positively grotesque. The babies lie in their pram, which looks as though my kindergartener re-outlined it in black magic marker, under glaring green palms and flowers with a turquoise blanket scarcely dimmer than the book's cover (see above), while royal blue butterflies flit nearby. Babar is standing in a suit that is (if possible) even greener than the greenery directly behind him. A uniformly orange cow and dromedary are in the reception line. Think Fisher Price.

    Does your child really need to know that the mermaid Eleanore's sisters are peeking out of the water when Zephir captures Eleanore? Due to the paint job the sea has suffered, you may need to point this out, as Brunhoff's few lines are no longer recognizable as the tops of mermaid heads. Somebody overdid the brown on the faces of General Huc and Colonel Aristobald, these brave and clever monkeys no longer have visible eyes, mouths, or hairlines.

    The subtlety, the grace, the old-world patina of the gorgeous Babar art is gone. In its place, we have. . .well, they do say that bright colors are good for babies' development.

    I want to cry.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A GREAT CHILDREN'S BOOK!
    We have a 3 year old and a 2 year old and they both really love Babar and the gang. They love the book and Babar videos. We've had this book for over a year, and our children continue to ask us to read it to them. This book is wonderfully illustrated and humorous. Enjoyable even for adults.

    5-0 out of 5 stars an elephant's intro to middle class life
    One of the delights of being a parent is to return to the books you loved as a child with your own children. For the last 4 years, I have read and re-read these classic tales with my daughter, who loves them as much as I did. At 6, she is only beginning to yearn for more complicated sotries and characters.

    While the stories at times appear a bit dated - they offer a curious mix of colonialism and advice on how to run a pluralistic animal kingdom - they offer wonderful lessons on how to get along with others. The characters are caring and many of them are somewhat flawed, as they try to puruse principled lives in the jungle. My daughter mentions them to me all the time when we talk about issues, offering us a common vocabulary and easy way to exlain things.

    They also are simply very good stories, with adventure, humor, and plenty of good intentions. Warmly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Something different
    Though Babar isn't one of the classic American children's storybook series, it definitely is worth introducing to your loved ones. This set of books is refreshing and cute, allowing for a different way of describing the world to children. I grew up with European parents who read Babar stories to me in French all the time. Compared to typically "American" stories, Babar is a curious yet wonderfully charming character who encounters just as many interesting adventures as any other. I definitely recommend this if you're searching for something different. ... Read more


    6. Babar's Museum of Art
    by Laurent De Brunhoff
    list price: $17.95
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    Asin: 0810945975
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 12139
    Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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    On one of their weekly balloon flights over Celesteville, Babar and Celeste notice that the railroad station is standing empty. Elephants, it seems, now prefer cars over trains. Interestingly, although Babar comments on the roads "jammed with traffic," he and his queen decide to focus on the other issue--the abandoned station. Celeste comes up with an idea to turn it into a museum to house their art collection, and soon an architect is drawing up plans and workers are renovating the building. When the great day of the opening arrives, what a show! The royal couple had acquired some pretty impressive and well known works of art--all featuring elephants, of course. Laurent de Brunhoff outdoes himself with the real-life art-inspired paintings and sculptures, from Mary Cassatt’s"Mother and Child" to Edvard Munch’s "The Scream" to Leonardo da Vinci’s "Mona Lisa." Young art buffs will enjoy the very age-appropriate art appreciation lessons, as the children are encouraged!to say whatever they want about the art: "I like this picture because it’s red," says Arthur about Van Gogh’s "Self-Portrait." When pedantic Cornelius tries to pontificate, Celeste gently hushes him. Includes a free pull-out poster. (Ages 4 to 7) --Emilie Coulter ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Note Cards
    Buyer beware -- these note cards fold to 3"x5".

    5-0 out of 5 stars wonderful
    My wife's parents gave this book to my daughter. I was as delighted as she was! I grew up on Babar. What a lovely children's book! My four year old daughter absolutely adores it. Buy this for the children in your life and they will love it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A delightful visit to Babar's Museum of Art
    A balloon ride over Celesteville leads to Babar and Celeste deciding to turn in an abandoned train station into a museum in which they can display their great collection of fine paintings. Everyone in town gets more and more excited waiting for the big day when the museum is opened and everyone can see everything that is hanging on the walls inside. The paintings might be intended for the elephants and other animal friends of Babar and Celeste and this book might be intended for younger readers, but the readers who will most enjoy Laurent De Brunhoff's book are going to be those old enough to appreciate the witty elephant-inspired version of great paintings from Michaelangelo's "Creation of Man" and Sandro Botticelli's "Birth of Venus" to George Surat's "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte" and Edvard Munch's "The Scream." There is just something intrinsically enjoyable about taking Leonardi Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" and making the lady with enigmatic smile an elephant, and the idea of doing the same thing with Vincent Van Gogh's "Self Portrait" is hysterical since Babar is an African elephant and not an Indian elephant. The more you know about great art the more you will enjoy strolling through the galleries with Babar and his family. The book also includes a pull-out poster of the delightful art found in "Babar's Museum of Art." The adventures of Babar have been delighting children for half a century and this is a charming addition to the series. It should also inspire its young readers to check out the "real" versions of these great paintings so that they can find out what the adults are chuckling about as they enjoy "Babar's Museum of Art." Is it too early to be thinking about books that would be great to give as gifts to young readers for Christmas? This one should be high up on that list.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful for preschoolers through elementary children!
    Some of us remember having "Babar" books read to us when we were children. This book rekindles those warm thoughts while providing an interesting, entertaining look at art and life. ... Read more


    7. Faithful Elephants : A True Story of Animals, People, and War
    by Yukio Tsuchiya
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    Asin: 0395861373
    Catlog: Book (1997-10-30)
    Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
    Sales Rank: 35485
    Average Customer Review: 4.05 out of 5 stars
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    A zookeeper recounts the story of John, Tonky, and Wanly, three performing elephants at the Ueno Zoo in Tokyo, whose turn it is to die, and of their keepers, who weep and pray that World War II will end so their beloved elephants might be saved. ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Faithful Elephants
    Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya, translated by Tomoko Tsuchiya Dykes and illustrated by Ted Lewin, is a very moving picture book story. It describes how during World War II three elephants at the Tokyo Zoo were euthanized by starvation, because of concerns that they might escape during an air raid and become dangerous. I plan to use the story with my 4th and 5th grade reading group as part of a unit about WWII, but one thing that troubles me about using such an emotional story, is that I do not understand where fact and fiction meet here. The subtitle reads "A True Story of Animals, People and War", and the introduction also describes it as a true story. I can't help wondering though why the animals had to be killed in such an inhumane way. Did the army forbid the use of an elephant gun because they did not want to "waste" ammunition? Aren't there ways to drug even animals as large as elephants? How do veterinarians treat elephants? And what happened at zoos in other parts of the world where there were air raid attacks, and similar risks that wild animals might escape and cause problems?
    After writing this review two weeks ago, I discussed the book with other teachers in my school and decided that to use it with 4th and 5th graders would be committing a kind of emotional highjacking. We read a number of books together during our WWII unit and I plan to finish up with another zoo story - Hannah's Winter of Hope by Jean vna Leewen, which tells how the people of Budapest saved their hippo from starvation during the occupation.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A moving true story...
    The Faithful Elephants is one of the most heart-wrenching stories I have ever read. I use this book to introduce another book -- Hiroshima -- to the high school sophomores that I teach. Adolescents sometimes have difficulty displaying emotion when it comes to others, but that difficulty is gone when animals enter into the picture. Those kids who don't flinch at the thought of the suffering endured by other humans can scarcely hold back tears when it comes to innocent animals. The illustrations have stuck in my mind since I first read it. If you're going to be reading it to others -- read it to yourself first -- it's guaranteed to bring out tears in the least demonstrative of all of us! I highly recommend this book to everyone -- but it may bring out a little too much sorrow in the very young.

    1-0 out of 5 stars This book is HORRIBLE!! DO NOT BUY!!!
    I am a 21 year old college student, who was forced to listen to this story in my choldren's lit class (used to illustrate what we should NOT read to children in our future classrooms). This book graphically describes the slow, painful, torturous deaths of three innocent elephants at a Japanese zoo. Yes, it did really happen.. and yes, war is awful... but there is no need for this type of book to be purchased or read by ANYONE. My entire ADULT class sat through this horrible book not only crying but also wondering why if these zoo keepers loved their elephants so much why didn't they quickly end their suffering with a bullet? The book implies that American troops are the "enemy" which is the reason these poor creatures have to die. Great... inaccurate ... message to share!

    5-0 out of 5 stars A difference between the Japanese and English versions
    I've read this book in English and recently in Japanese with the help of a Japanese friend. The Japanese version I read was the same story, but written and illustrated by different people (a man named Mamoru Tanabe was the author of the version I read). At any rate, the Japanese version made mention of something that I don't think is included in this English translation. The official reason from Tokyo for killing the elephants was that in the event that Tokyo was bombed, the cages could be destroyed and the animals might be let loose upon the city. But the book also says that although that was the official reason, the underlying reason that government officials probably had in mind was to show the people of Japan that in this war, they would have to be ready to sacrifice anything for their country. If it was necessary, the lives of animals or even other people would have to be given up for the good of Japan. A previous reviewer mentioned the same thing, but as far as I remember the English version of the story doesn't address that idea at all. So for all those people wondering why the elephants had to die in such a cruel way, there's your answer: to show the Japanese people the true horrors of war, and make them feel ready to sacrifice anything in order to bring that war to an end.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Elephants Story Shoudl Be Read With A Critical Eye
    This story is excellent but it is propoganda. The story is laden with historical innacuracies and furthermore does not contain logic. It was used by the Japanese as a form of propoganda and was read yearly to children there. This story is great to illustrate how we can be swept away emotionally into believing things. The elephants were not killed because of the war. As a matter of fact bombs weren't coming down day and nigth at all. Had fear been the real case they could have shot the elephants with the Zoo's pistol. The truth of the matter is that these elephants were killed because they were beloved, and the government knew the people woudl rally behing their cause, thinking it was the Americans fault their beloved elephants were being killed. The elephants in that sense were killed in the name of governmental manipulation and propoganda. Enjoy ... Read more


    8. Five Minutes' Peace (Picture Books)
    by Jill Murphy
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    Asin: 0698117875
    Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
    Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group
    Sales Rank: 28694
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    A search for five minutes' peace that every busy family will relate to.

    All Mrs. Large wants is five minutes' peace from her energetic children, but chaos follows her all the way from the kitchen to the bath and back again.

    "This book is pure joy, one that parents, not just children, will want to keep on hand; Murphy's frazzled mom will find a soft spot in every reader." --Publishers Weekly

    "It happens to be an elephant family having breakfast. It could be yours.Painfully funny." --The New York Times

    "A hearty chuckle can be experienced during shared reading time between a mother and her children--perhaps eliciting a bit of understanding." --School Library Journal
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Have you ever just wanted some quiet, alone time?
    All mothers will easily be able to relate to Mrs. Large. Mrs. Large just wants five minutes of peace away from her three children, so she decides to take a bath. Minutes later her children join her, one by one, and end up in the bathtub with her. Finally she has had enough, and goes downstairs "where she had three minutes and forty-five seconds of peace before they all came to join her."

    Mrs. Large and her family are all elephants, which causes for some absolutely wonderful drawings. My favorite is probably when she is sitting in the bathtub, sipping tea, while wearing a yellow flowered shower cap. The pictures in general are really cute, colorful and expressive. The story is told in a very straightforward, endearing manner. In my opinion, this is a great book.

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    5-0 out of 5 stars an excellent book. it says it all.
    The text and illustrations on this book are exquisite. Every busy mother can identify with Mrs. Large. Highly recommend for all mothers....

    5-0 out of 5 stars What Parenting is really like!
    A book which shows what parenting is really about, Mrs Large tries to get some time to herself but is thwarted at every turn! The simple text and beautiful illustrations make this book both my favourite (I'm 31) and my daughters' (4 and 5).

    5-0 out of 5 stars Hilarious "Mom-tries-to-get-peace-from-kids" tale
    Has a plot that EVERY mother will know all too well. Mrs. Elephant futilely tries to relax in the bath; this is impossible with her three active kids. Illustrations are colorful and funny, so is the story. Great gift for ages 3-5 years; older siblings will enjoy listening to it as well.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Makes a mom feel as if she's been followed!
    This book is an excellent story for mother's of young children! This book will make any mother feel as if the author has actually followed her around the house for a morning! I use the book as gifts to my "mom" friends ... it's kind of a celebration gift and a way to tell them, "You are not alone!!!&quot ... Read more


    9. Elephant Elephant : A Book of Opposites
    by Francesco Pittau, Bernadette Gervais
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    Asin: 0810936992
    Catlog: Book (2001-08-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 113471
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Opposites DO attract in a witty new concept book

    Big and small, square and round, clean and dirty, solid and liquid-a playful pair of pachyderms takes on all kinds of unexpected and humorous forms to illustrate a wide variety of opposites. Young readers will enjoy following the creative contrasts and transformations of the elephant duo, while older ones will appreciate the whimsical artwork, offbeat comedy, and unique design of the book. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Gift
    Need a little gift for someone who has everything? This book makes the perfect fun party gift for birthdays, thank yous, or even for holidays. It is a hilarious book to keep on your coffee table and watch your guests reactions! It has become my standard gift to others. Love it!

    5-0 out of 5 stars Very, very cute and clever
    Great little book teaching children the meaning of "opposite" words using clever elephant drawings. My favorites are boy-girl, smart-stupid, subtraction-addition, visible-invisible, torn-fixed.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Instant Classic!
    This simple but clever collection of opposites stands head and shoulders above the usual treatment of this basic idea. It has a sense of humor that will appeal to all ages, and a slightly anarchic attitude (think EVERYONE POOPS!) that make it great to read and re-read. Droll and well designed--excellent work! ... Read more


    10. Babar Goes to School (Babar (Harry N. Abrams))
    by Laurent de Brunhoff
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    Asin: 0810945827
    Catlog: Book (2003-09-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 33747
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    School daze for Babar!

    Being the king of the elephants is hard work. But Babar's children say it's even harder to be a student. So Babar heads back to school-with hilarious results. His pencil breaks, he gets in trouble for talking in class, he sits on a wad of gum...what a day! Poor Babar is more than ready for his snack and a nap. "I think I'll go back to being a grown-up tomorrow," he tells Celeste. "It's a much easier job!" ... Read more


    11. The Travels of Babar (Babar)
    by JEAN DE BRUNHOFF
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    Asin: 0394805763
    Catlog: Book (1937-09-12)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 9813
    Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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    Babar and Queen Celeste have just been married in this early story fromthe most famous of elephantine chronicles. They depart for their honeymoon in a hot-air balloon, and at first all seems wonderful as they glide over a charming coastal town that might be St. Tropez before the advent of tourism.Alas, a storm takes them out to sea and then dumps them on a desert island. The fierce, spear-carrying "savages" who subsequently attack them will remind you that this book was written and illustrated in 1934: they are as far from politically correct as you can get. And the war between the elephants and the rhinoceroses, which ends the story, is also problematic for a modern audience.But the travels and adventures in between show all the excitement and charm that has made the Babar series an enduring hit. (Ages 2 to 6) --Richard Farr ... Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful Babar adventure!
    Babar is one of the most endearing characters in children's literature. This volume is a classic that belongs on any child's bookshelf. The story of Babar and Celeste's hot air balloon ride and subsequent adventures in interesting locales fascinates kids, while broadening their cultural horizons. Some mature themes that may disturb kids (war, cruel treatment by a circus ringmaster), but provide a change from the pastel bunny and kitty story genre. Thought provoking for kids mature enough to handle it. ... Read more


    12. Bashi, Elephant Baby
    by Theresa Radcliffe, John Butler
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    Asin: 0670870544
    Catlog: Book (1998-01-01)
    Publisher: Viking Children's Bks
    Sales Rank: 287877
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    As the sun rises over the African plain, a mother elephant and her newborn calf, Bashi, follow their herd down to the watering hole. But they are not alone, for the water has drawn some lionesses to the edge to drink and they are looking hungrily at Bashi. John Butler's carefully researched, stunning illustrations bring to life this dramatic story of survival in Africa. Another eye-catching presentation from the creators of Shadow the Deer ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bashi
    Having spent a year in Africa, I can assure you that the illustrations so beautifully painted by John Butler, recreate the African plain. Most of the colors are yellows and oranges, with the brown mud. Bashi is born into an elephant family whose young females all protect and mother him, as is the norm. It is a good thing they do so, because Bashi's natural enemies are out there awaiting an opportunity. Unfortunately, they almost find one when little one day old Bashi is caught in the mud by the water hole. Luckily, his mother digs out around and under his feet and finally gets him free. The reader gets the idea of just how hard it is for the wonderful little creature to survive his first day of life on the African plain. Children loved it at a recent storytime I did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous illustrations, gripping story
    This book provides a magnificent escape, with its astonishing illustrations that somehow really do capture the flat, endless essence of the desert savannah, the world the elephants and their potential predators inhabit. There are ordinary books with ordinary illustrations, and then there are books like this, with perfectly executed lines and colors. When you close the book, it is almost as if you've been to Africa, or seen a film of it. I suppose it is somehow like storyboards of a film. Anyhow, it is a beautiful, distinctive book that adults will like as much or more than child readers will. In addition, its story includes a deep motherlove between adult and child elephant that is moving in a calm, realistic way. A really excellent book. ... Read more


    13. Babar and Zephir (Babar Books (Random House))
    by JEAN DE BRUNHOFF
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    Asin: 0394805798
    Catlog: Book (2002-09-24)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 69323
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    In the most fantastical of the classic Babar stories, we follow Zephir, Babar’s monkey friend, home on school holiday. The monkey princess, Isabelle, has been kidnapped by the horned monster Polomoche, and everyone is very worried. But Zephir, with the help of a tiny mermaid named Eleanore, is certain that he can save the princess himself. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Elephants are not the only Fantastic Creatures!
    Page aften page of strange and curious imaginary creatures, mermaids and monkeys! A delightful book.

    Zephir embarks from the elephant school, off on his summer vacation. He arrives home at Monkeyville, which is filled with wonderful little houses and shops that hang from the gigantic trees, and off he and his family go to their holiday house, where the first thing that his mother does is prepare a "good soup of bananas and chocolate" (!).

    The next day a tremendous package arrives at the post office from Babar. It is a rowboat for Zephir! On a daredevil fishing trip (for monkeys generally do not like the water), Zephir accidentally catches Eleonore, a lovely little mermaid, instead of fish! Sadly he releases her, but she has promised to come to his aid if he ever needs her. Upon his arrival back on shore he is greeted with the horrible news that little Princess Isabelle has been kidnapped in a green cloud smelling of rotten apples! Zephir calls on Eleonore, and she takes him in her fish carriage to her Aunt Crustadele.

    Aunt Crustadele believes the culprit can only be Polomoche, who lives on an island with his gang of Gogottes (a very strange assortment of creatures!). "They... are not savage. But they are bored," she says. She sends Zephir off on his quest, telling him he will recognize Polomoche by his pointed horns and yellow skin.

    What an adventure! One thing is for sure... any child reading this book will not have a chance to be bored! ... Read more


    14. How to Catch an Elephant
    by Amy Schwartz
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    Asin: 0789481855
    Catlog: Book (2001-08-01)
    Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
    Sales Rank: 132039
    Average Customer Review: 4.83 out of 5 stars
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    Here's the secret. Follow your uncle's advice and take to the jungle "3 cakes, 2 raisins, 1 telescope, and a pair of tweezers." Find a tree and wait for an elephant. If the elephant is angry, obstreperous, and hungry...hold on, be brave--things are not always what they seem. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A great book to read
    Its a great action book to read to toddlers. You can could get them to be fully involved in the plot of the book. My four year old could not stop laughing the first time I read him this book. He thoroughly enjoyed it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Lots of laughs and giggles
    How do you catch an elephant? Easy...all you need are three cakes, two raisins, one telescope and a pair of tweezers. This is a silly, funny book that will charm your pre-schoolers. The repetitive format makes for easy reading and younger children will be able to "help" you read. The illustrations are simple and colorful. An all around winner. You can't go wrong with this book.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A great romp for the imaginative
    Catching an elephant is easy, if you have the right attitude. This is a great, silly story, with just the right amount of goofiness and the right amount of deadpan to leave kids giggling on the floor. Have some raisins and a telescope handy, because they'll probably want to try it for themselves!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great for storytimes!
    I am a children's librarian at a small public library, and I used this book during my "silly stories" week. The repetitive structure and clear, colorful illustrations make this a good one for sharing with a group.

    5-0 out of 5 stars What? No more raisins?
    Very enjoyable! A laugh out loud book of a perfect length. Itis great for 3-5 year olds who enjoy silly stories. I have to readthis book at least twice a day to my child. END ... Read more


    15. Babar Bedtime
    by Abrams
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    Asin: 0810950383
    Catlog: Book (2004-11-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 88361
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    Babar, now available in board book format!
    Introduce our world-famous friend to the youngest readers with Abrams' new Babar baby board books. Children will want to read and share them time and again.

    It's time for Babar's children to go to bed-but where are they hiding? This bedtime board book is sure to become a fun sleepy-time favorite.
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    16. I Love My Mama
    by Peter Kavanagh
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    Asin: 0689856911
    Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
    Sales Rank: 53521
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Mama and Baby
    elephant
    love to
    dip and splash,
    walk and sing,
    rest and talk,
    and cuddle together
    under the stars.
    Spend a day with them. ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Book - Words and Pictures
    My son is almost 2 and this is one of his favorite books (and mine too!). The words are put together so eloquently and the amazingly beautiful illustrations make it the complete package.
    The book really captures the love between a mother and her child. ... Read more


    17. Oliver (I Can Read Book 1)
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    Asin: 0064442721
    Catlog: Book (2000-04)
    Publisher: HarperTrophy
    Sales Rank: 77853
    Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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    Oliver has always wanted to be a dancing elephant, but what will he do when he discovers the circus already has enough elephants? Beginning readers will laugh out loud as they follow Oliver's adventures and find out how this elephant of unique charm and talent finally achieves his dream. Now available in full color! ... Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars A treat for the adults too...
    I have a 1960 edition of Oliver and love to read it with my kids. Oliver the elephant has a simple and friendly conversation with everyone he meets throughout his day. This is one polite elephant. Mr. Hoff's unique use of colors and the light-hearted story will amuse you and make you want to search out more of his books. I have to admit that's why I logged on to Amazon today--and was flabbergasted to find 127 titles pop-up when I did a search on "Syd Hoff". Looks like I've got some work to do! ... Read more


    18. Elephants on Board
    by Suse MacDonald
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    Asin: 0152009515
    Catlog: Book (1999-03-01)
    Publisher: Gulliver Books
    Sales Rank: 774205
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    POP! Uh-oh. When a busload of elephants on their way to the circus gets a flat tire near a construction site, it can only mean one thing--a lot of trouble and a heap of fun. The heavyweight showstoppers have a huge problem. But surely one of those big trucks can help get them to the circus on time. Or maybe not . . . ... Read more


    19. Babar: Isabelle the Flower Girl (Babar (Harry N. Abrams))
    by Abrams
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    Asin: 0810950391
    Catlog: Book (2004-10-01)
    Publisher: Harry N Abrams
    Sales Rank: 355943
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    A festive tale for a soon-to-be flower girl, or any little girl who loves weddings and brides.

    Isabelle the Flower Girl finds the famous Babar family preparing for a friend's wedding, with young Isabelle more than a little nervous about her role as flower girl. What will she have to do? What will she wear? And what if she trips! Babar and Celeste encourage her, and on the big day, Isabelle starts down the aisle right on cue-but will she make it through without a hitch?
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    20. Elephants: Life in the Wild (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)
    by MONICA KULLING
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    Asin: 0307263320
    Catlog: Book (2000-09-01)
    Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
    Sales Rank: 64952
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    Did you know an elephant can weigh as much as 15,000 pounds? Orthat elephants eat for 20 hours a day? Find out more excitingfacts in thiseasy-to-read book. Mile 3 books feature longer sentences and more complexplotlines for the increasingly confident reader. ... Read more


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