- Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
- Publication Date: September 1, 2012
- Price: $16.95
- Trim Size: 8 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄2
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-0383-6
- EAN: 9781419703836
- Page Count: 40
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Format: Hardcover
- Rights: World/All
Babar’s birthday is coming, and Queen Celeste has a big surprise planned. She’s having a sculptor carve a giant statue of Babar into a 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? This sweet story shows young readers the joy of planning a surprise for a special friend.
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. He and his wife, Phyllis Rose, split their time between New York City and Key West, Florida.