Laurent De Brunhoff

Laurent  De Brunhoff

Laurent de Brunhoff, the son of Babar inventor Jean de Brunhoff, is an illustrator. He is a talented artist who is a worthy heir to his father's heritage, which began in 1931. Over the course of sixty years, Laurent has created scores of Babar novels, including the New York Times bestselling Babar and the Succotash Bird, Babar's Museum of Art, and Babar's Yoga for Elephants, to name a few. Babar was dubbed a cherished storybook character by The New York Times, was commended by Maurice Sendak, writer of Where the Wild Things Are, as at the very heart of my vision of what turns a picture book into a work of art, was featured in USA TODAY, which stated, Few series have had such enduring appeal to young readers, and noted in The New Yorker, which said, There are a few parents who haven't tried it yet.