Book Review: Babar and Father Christmas by Jean de Brunhoff

Today’s holiday book review is Babar and Father Christmas by Jean de Brunhoff. Here’s what it’s about:

Babar returns in this unusual and heartwarming Christmas story by Jean de Brunhoff. Babar’s children have caught wind of a fellow in Man’s country named Father Christmas who brings joy and toys to little children. “If only we could bring him here,” they wish. So they write the Christmas saint a letter inviting him to visit them. When they get no reply, Babar, ever the good father, rushes out to find the red-suited one. After much searching, and with the help of a dog named Duck, Babar reaches Father Christmas’s workshop in the snow. Can Babar find a way to bring him to Elephants’ country?

I initially liked that this was a longer story, but it ended up dragging on a bit. I’ve always been a fan of the illustrations in the Babar books: simplistic and cheerful.

My Grade: C+

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