17 August 2011

80 Years Of Babar!

My love for elephants originates from reading the delightful Babar books as a child. Never has there been a chicer elephant. Check out this charmant video I caught on the Abrams Books website about the precious pachy.  
"Pamela Paul, the Book Review's children's books editor, sits down with Laurent de Brunhoff, who has kept his father's Babar character alive for 80 years." artsbeat.blog.nytimes.com

Post Snark: I highly recommend Francis Poulenc's Histoire De Babar, a beautiful musical adaptation of the book. It was written because his niece put the book upside down on his piano and said, "play this." It's a Fabulous Alert essential.