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.
But- but- but! Like "Bambi"... notice how that's never on TV, ever? The one jarring moment is in the first few pages when a hunter SHOOTS AND KILLS Barbar's mother. You could argue that it's part of the reason the book is so powerful- Babar discovers his independence! - but it is jarring for modern readers, and can be difficult for sensitive children. I loved the book as a child, and I have read it to my son many times... but he had a tough time the first read we did together.