Friday, September 19, 2008

Ode to Babar

Babar is my very favorite elephant...Adam Gopnik writes about the Babar series of children’s books in the The New Yorker, drawn by Jean de Brunhoff and his son, Laurent. “The happy effect that Babar has on us, and our imaginations, comes from this knowledge—from the child’s strong sense that, while it is a very good thing to be an elephant, still, the life of an elephant is dangerous, wild, and painful,” Gopnik writes. “It is therefore a safer thing to be an elephant in a house near a park.” Click here for a portfolio of Babar illustrations by Jean de Brunhoff.

1 comment:

teaorwine said...

The stories of Babar and also, Madeleine are two favorites of mine! Enjoyed the pictures.