The Story of Babar (英語) ペーパーバック – 2008/1/7
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In this book, readers meet Babar for the first time and learn how the little elephant is forced by fierce hunters to run away to the big city.
"If you love elephants, you will love Babar and Celeste," writes A. A. Milne in his preface to "The Story of Babar". "And if you have never loved elephants, you will love them now."商品の説明をすべて表示する
While there are some problematic elements (as when the hunter kills Babar`s mother, and when he marries his cousin,) do not let this stop you from sharing this classic with your young ones. Parents and caretakers should seize this great opportunity to talk with your children while addressing the issues, and the fact that BABAR was written dacades ago. There are many positive aspects as well: love of family and home, the importance of roots, the virtues of age and experience, the old lady`s friendship and generosity, importance of education, Babar`s fortitude, openmindedness, and so on. However, while it may be charming for adults reading aloud, the text, written in cursive, does pose a problem for early readers.
I found this book a great entrance into a discussion with children about many topics, including France / Europe, elephant hunting and the efforts over the past 100 years to ban it, poisonous mushrooms, and the fact that the English language is a living, breathing, changing thing and a book written in the 1930s uses language different from a book written today. Yes, Babar's mother gets shot by a "wicked hunter" and the king elephant eats a mushroom and dies, and my daughter found these things very sad. So we talked about hunting elephants and why people hunted elephants and the fact that some mushrooms are poisonous, so we never eat anything growing outside without checking with mom or dad first. Personally, I am glad my daughter knows that hunting elephants was once a very popular sport and today is shunned by the majority of the world.
I think that shielding our children from the past / history simply because we are uncomfortable with some aspects of it does them an injustice. To understand where we're going, we need to take a look at where we came form. I hope that this book continues to be seen as a classic in the years to come.
Barbar began as a story created by CECILE
for her sons at bedtime-MATHIEU/LAURENT &
Jeande put ART to the WORDS.7 ORIG. books.
Sold ALL OVER the WORLD.
After Jeande died--LAURENT contined the series.
KING BABAR and QUEEN CELESTE--
always have--always will.
*the art is STUNNINg*
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