Everyone loves Babar right? If he wasn't your favorite storybook elephant growing up, something is definitely wrong with you!
I found this cool online exhibit from The Morgan Library & Museum Online Exhibitions. It shows Jean de Brunhoff's early draft or mock-up. called a maquette, of his Children's Classic, Histoire de Babar which you probably know as The Story of Babar.
Check it out. Histoire de Babar - Maquette If you click on each thumbnail, you can read a bit about the history behind the maquette and compare the rough mock-up to the final published version. Pretty cool, huh?