The iconic elephant with his instantly recognizable signature green suit and yellow crown turns 80 in the new year. Hard to believe that Babar is turning 80! The star of the classic literary-based brand that has won over generations of children and families with his imaginative adventures is set to win over a new generation, while those who grew up with Babar get to rekindle their own fond memories in a BIG way. I didn’t grow up watching Babar but my boys have. The love Babar and they rarely love the same cartoon. I think Babar and Caillou on the only two they can actually agree on.
My kids love Babar and I love the strong messages it teaches. I love that Babar lets them make the mistakes first and then they learn from it. I as a parent and as most parents do I am sure try to stop my kids from making the mistake in the first place. Lessons stick harder if they actually make them first and Babar shows this.
Print off a fun and colorful birthday crown HERE. Wouldn’t these be fun for a birthday party in honor of Babar.
Did You Know These Fun Babar Fun Facts?
**Babar was first brought to life in the 1930s by Jean de Brunhoff in a house just outside Paris.
**When Jean passed away at the untimely age of 37, his son, Laurent, took up the torch and made Babar his own, writing and illustrating the many books that followed.
**Laurent continues to write and illustrate the Babar books today, helping to ensure that the Babar legacy lives on for kids and families worldwide.
**The lovable elephant has appeared in more than 100 books in 17 languages as well as multiple TV series and specials and even a feature-length film.
**Over 42 Babar titles have been published to date with more than 10.1 million copies sold in the U.S. alone.
Win A Fun New Babar Children’s Book
One lucky Giveaway Blogdom reader will one one of the new Babar children’s books that are available. Title will be chosen by the sponsor.
*I was not provided a review item just thought you would enjoy the fun facts and giveaway.*