We’re big fans of Barbapapa at our house and if you were raised in the USA, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about. And the irony of it all is, Barbapapa cartoon characters were created by two American artists, but somehow they ended up being popular everywhere in the world except in the US!
I watched the Barbapapa episodes on TV when I was a little kid (at least when we finally got a TV set) and later came the books. I now have all the original episodes on DVD for my kids to watch, as well as a few Barbapapa books. Then earlier this week, I borrowed a Barbapapa book from my son’s school library and we enjoyed reading it. It’s called Barbapapa – Le Cheval (The Horse).
The Barbapapa kids try to change the horse’s and donkey’s iron shoes and they experience quite a learning curve. Clearly, the horse doesn’t like their original approach…
Eventually the job gets done and Barbidur (the red one) gets overzealous and suggests to put shoes on the cow’s hooves. Who knew a book called Le Cheval would feature a cow?!