Friday, June 13, 2008

Who are barbapapas?

If you are wondering about who are those funny characters on tidbit's kids' menu, those are Barbapapa, Barbamama, and the seven barbababies!

Barbapapa is a series of childrens' books written in the 1970s by Annette Tison and Talus Taylor. The book were originally written in French but it became extremely popular in Italy....as a young kid in the 70s, I was crazy for these characters. I was nicely surprised to see that my niece and nephew in the 2000s still love them!

The barbababies have each a different colour:
Barbazoo (Barbidou in French), yellow, male, lover of animals.
Barbalala, green, female, lover of music.
Barbalib (Barbotine in French, Barbottina in Italian), orange, female, lover of books.
Barbabeau (Barbouille in French, Barbabarba in Italian), black and furry, male, lover of art.
Barbabelle (Barbabella in Italian), purple, female, lover of beauty.
Barbabright (Barbibul in French, Barbabravo in Italian), blue, male, lover of science.
Barbaforte (Barbidur in French), red, male, lover of strength and heroism.

1 comment:

Stephen said...

Salut Nic and John!
Did you know that "barbapapa" comes from "barbe à papa" (literally "daddy's beard"), the French word for "cotton candy"?

A plus, les beaux!

Stephen