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Babar's book of color
Publication Information:
New York : Harry N. Abrams, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 32 cm.
Pom, Flora, Alexander, and Arthur go to Babar's studio and learn about mixing and using colors.


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Twenty years after its original publication in 1984, this book continues to be a fun way to show young readers the colours all around them. Babar teaches Pom, Flora, Alexander, and Isabelle about the many different colours and how to mix them.

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

A pair of Laurent de Brunhoff titles starring everyone's favorite elephant offer education and adventure. In Babar's Book of Color, the hero's children and nephew learn their colors in Babar's studio, mixing paints while making portraits of appropriately hued animals, vegetables and other objects. Overlapping balloons demonstrate color combinations. Young Isabelle comes to her father's aid after he disappears from their campsite in Babar's Rescue. With the help of a lion, a monkey and a snake, she tracks him to a tribe of striped elephants in a hidden city. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Horn Book Review

In these "revised text" editions, Babar and family are kidnapped by a friendly alien, Babar teaches his children and cousin Arthur about mixing colors, his children count things, and we meet Babar's youngest daughter, Isabelle. The stories and the art lack the original's sharpness, but young Babar fans will enjoy seeing the familiar characters. [Review covers these titles: Babar Visits Another Planet, Babar's Book of Color, Babar's Counting Book, and Babar's Little Girl.] (c) Copyright 2012. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.