Giveaway: Babar’s 80th Anniversary Gift Package

Big news! King Babar, star of the classic children’s brand that has won over generations of children and families, is turning 80 this year! On the “tail” of his birthday fete in France and as a kick-off to his 80th anniversary celebration in the U.S., the iconic elephant character in the green suit and gold crown is packing his trunk for America. From coast to coast, the U.S. is rolling out the green carpet for Babar’s arrival!

In celebration of the upcoming 80th birthday, the vintage Babar brand will be showcased in a range of new products set to launch at specialty toy and book stores nationwide this holiday season. From top-quality board books and games to beautifully-designed puzzles, plush and pajamas, the upscale collection of Babar products will mark the beloved brand’s widespread reemergence at retail after more than ten years. This will pave the way for a whole new generation of fans and allow those who grew up with Babar to share the magic of the regal yet relatable character and his imaginative adventures.

Babar was first brought to life in the 1930s by Jean de Brunhoff, an accomplished painter, in a house just outside of Paris. When Jean passed away at the young age of 37, his son, Laurent, took up the torch and made Babar his own, illustrating and writing the many books that followed. A remarkable success story with humble beginnings, Babar is still the King of children’s literature. The lovable elephant has appeared in more than 30,000 books in 17 languages as well as multiple TV series and specials, and even a feature-length film. Over 42 Babar titles have been published to date with more than 10.1 million copies sold in the U.S. alone. With upwards of 100 books written and more in development, the story of Babar is still being written 80 years later and counting!

You can also join in on the Babar’s big birthday celebration! One lucky winner will win a Babar’s 80th anniversary gift package, valued at $155. The prize pack features:

Babar Plush from Yottoy: This soft plush Babar also features an 80th Anniversary Suitcase enclosed with printed Babar mementos including a congratulatory note from Queen Celeste, a family portrait, and a slice of 80th Anniversary cake.

Celeste Plush from Yottoy: Babar’s wife, Celeste, is made of soft plush and stands royally at 13″ in a soft pink dress trimmed with satin ribbon and a white scalloped collar with a purple charm. She proudly wears a golden felt crown and purple shoes detailed with satin ribbon, so she is perfectly dressed to fashionably fulfill her royal duties.

Books from Abrams: The prize pack contains three popular Babar books: B Is For Babar, Babar And His Family, Babar’s Yoga For Elephants. You will love reading these classics to your little ones!

Babar Wooden Magnetic Shapes Set from Mudpuppy: Colorful wooden magnets show Babar, his family, friends, and other citizens enjoying life in Celesteville. Arrange the characters on the refrigerator or any metal surface. The full magnetic backing will hold even elephants firmly in position! 35 wooden pieces per set.

Babar Museum of Art Color Me Puzzle: Put together the 24 two-sided puzzle pieces to see King Babar and his children, The Old Lady, and Zephir on a visit to Celesteville’s new fine art museum. One side is in color, and the other side is ready to be colored with the wipe-off crayons, which are included. The two-sided puzzle measures 10 x 15″ and contains 24 pieces.

These Babar products and many more are available on Saks Fifth Avenue’s website. One winner will win Babar’s 80th anniversary gift package. There are three ways to enter. Enter all three ways for multiple entries:

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Please note, this content is open to US Residents only and winners must supply a street address. Entries taken through Tues., Dec. 11th, 7pm EST. Good luck!

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  1. Caroline

    Grew up on babar!! Love this anniversary

  2. Jennifer L

    My son likes the cartoons.

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  4. erica

    Would love to win this, my son loves babar!

  5. Arlene S.

    Oh so cute!!! Would look adorable in my daughter’s room!

  6. Nikki G.

    The animals are so cute-my kids love the show

  7. Bella

    OMG, I need these. Please. I grew up watching Babar with my best friends (who are still my best friends), it would mean so much to me to have this collection!

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  9. Bella

    Liked on facebook as well. I really really really want this!

  10. Jennyroo

    Wow! I would love to share this with my three little boys. I have such fond memories of Babar from when I was a child.

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    And I follow CBS on Twitter (@Jennyroo1)! Thanks for the extra chance to win. Fingers crossed!

  12. Robin

    Would love to pass these along to my children!

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  14. Arlene S.

    Super cute for my daughter’s room!

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  21. sara miller

    What a great way to introduce the grand children to Babar.

  22. edq143

    i remember reading the books and watching the cartoon

  23. NYC Mommy

    I would love these for my nieces I just started reading them the Babar books. Big fan. 🙂





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    I would like to win Babar’s 80th anniversary gift package.

  32. Michael S.

    I know my grandniece would *love* these!

  33. I’ve loved Babar since I was a little girl. I would love to win this for my granddaughter.

  34. Alexandra Pitcher

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    i would love to win, thank you

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    My kids would be delighted! awesome giveaway

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    This would be great for my daughter!

  41. Cassandra Eastman

    My son loves Babar , what a great prize package! Thank you!

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  43. Aura

    we love barbar, loved it as a kid and spent a mini fortune buying books off ebay

  44. I loved Babar growing up! My mom still has some vintage Babar of ours. Would love to win this for my son!

  45. Monique Rizzo

    Who doesnt love Babar.

    Thanks for the chance.

  46. Alyssa

    Would love to read these books to my sons as I remember reading them as a child.

  47. Kristina Sherer

    I grew up watching Babar, and remember my matching bedding set. I ADORE Babar! Such a good giveaway, thank you so much!!

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    LOVE barbar and cannot wait to introduce him to my babies!

  59. Stephanie Larison

    I remember loving Babar when I was younger! I love the classics like this.

  60. Johanna Schofield

    I grew up reading and watching Babar, and now I get to read it and watch it with my lil girl expected in Jan 2013!

  61. Tobster

    Babar was one of my favorites when I was a kid. I don’t think I’ve read any of the books to my daughter yet — this calls for a trip to the library!

  62. mirabelle004

    I grew up with Barbar and would love my kids to too!

  63. Arlene S.

    So cute! Liliana would love these in her room!

  64. Babar is a timeless fave! I remember reading Babar books to my own children, and now I’m reading them to the grandbebes!

  65. mirabelle004

    Love Barbar and would love my kids to too!

  66. Dwayne Berry

    I’d love to get this for my little girl, especially the B is for Babar book.

  67. Kristy Thiel

    My daughter loves Babar and would love this! Thanks for hosting 🙂

  68. Candice Hull

    Great giveaway! I grew up watching this and now my kids both love it
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  78. diane Baum

    I grew up with Babar and my sons would love it

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  86. Kayla

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    What lovely products you are offering! My daughter would be excited to get them!

  90. Carolyn Daley

    Thank you for this opportunity. I used to watch Babar as a kid and I know a special boy who would enjoy this gift.

  91. Cassandra McCann

    i would love to win this because i can not afford to gift this year

  92. Jen

    Cute stuff just in time for the holidays!

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    What a great giveaway! This package looks awesome. Babar was always my favorite.

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