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ABRAMS Creative Director Chad Beckerman interviews I Speak Dinosaurs! author Jed Henry. Jed is a fresh, new picture book talent and the illustrator of Pick a Pup, by Marsha Wilson Chall, and Can’t Wait till Christmas, by Mike Huckabee. Click through to read the interview!
2011 marks the 80th anniversary of Babar! With a new cartoon series on the Disney Channel and the all new original book Babar’s Celestville Games by Laurent de Brunhoff, being 80 never felt so youthful. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of Laurent de Brunhoff’s first original book at Abrams. Babar and the Succotash Bird was on the Abrams list in 2001 and hit the New York Times bestseller list a few weeks after it was released. Since then, Laurent has gone on to redefine Babar’s place in literature with the groundbreaking books Babar’s Yoga for Elephants (2002), Babar’s Museum of Art (2004), Babar’s World Tour (2006), Babar’s USA (2009) and now Babar’s Celesteville Games (2011). And his backlist titles, cherished by so many fans, continue to be reissued. Babar was no stranger to Abrams before Laurent’s arrival—the out-of-print classic The Art of Babar by Nicholas Fox Weber, an incredible overview of the legacy of both Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff, was on our adult list back in 1989.