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Our theme of problematic picture books that deal indirectly with colonialism continue with this natural companion to Curious George. Today's book is notable if only because it is the first "classic" Betsy and Kate have discussed that Betsy read as a child. Will that make her more inclined to like the book or not? You'll just have to see. Prepare for a heartfelt discussion about Blast From the Past, the Babadook, the difference between bowler and derby hats, and the ultimate lesson in retail therapy: "You want to deal with your mom's death? Buy yourself some spats!" Show Notes: - A link to the interview with Jean de Brunhoff's son in the Wall Street Journal. Babar the Elephant Takes His Final Bow: https://www.wsj.com/articles/babar-the-elephant-takes-his-final-bow-1511560164 - Should We Burn Babar? Here's the Kirkus review that didn't find the book all that keen: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/herbert-kohl/should-we-burn-babar/ - Leslie Jones can be found here on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/lesdogggg/?hl=en - And I believe this was the Buzzfeed article Kate referred to. It's called Right Now the Only Thing I Care About Is Olympic Skater Adam Rippon's Tweets : https://www.buzzfeed.com/samstryker/adam-rippon-twitter?utm_term=.ym4xwvmgD#.ly1aJb5Z2 You can find the complete set of Show Notes at Betsy's blog here: http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2018/02/19/fuse-8-n-kate-the-story-of-babar-the-little-elephant-by-jean-de-brunhoff/


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