Babar's Birthday Surprise by Laurent de Brunhoff


Babar's Birthday Surprise by Laurent de Brunhoff

Babar continues to be one of the best-loved children's book characters ever created, selling millions of copies worldwide. In Spring 2012, Abrams began reissuing Laurent de Brunhoff's classic Babar stories in handsome new 3 piece case edition with less story text. Parents, grandparents, and teachers alike can now introduce Babar and his kingdom to a whole new generation! Babar's birthday is coming soon and Queen Celeste has a big surprise planned. She's having a sculptor carve a giant statue of Babar into the mountainside! But Babar loves to ride right past the spot where the work is going on. How can the elephants and their friends keep their king's birthday surprise a secret?

About the Author

Laurent de Brunhoff has kept the spirit of Babar alive for more than 60 years. Babar first came to life through the art of Laurent's father, Jean de Brunhoff, and Laurent has continued to create adventures for the elephant family.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info


40 pages


Laurent de Brunhoff
More books by Laurent de Brunhoff


Publication date

1st September 2012



I have told all my friends, family & teachers to see for themselves just how great the site is. Without fail, they are hugely impressed.

Alexander Boxall – age 11

I love finding new books to read. My mummy and me look at the new ones coming out. I have written reviews of some of them!

Jessica Cobbin – age 7

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

Lovereading 4 schools