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"The Saggy Baggy Elephant"

The Saggy Baggy Elephant
The Saggy Baggy Elephant
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Author: Kathryn and Byron Jackson

Copies Sold: 7.4 million


Sookie (not to be confused with Charlene Harris's vampire-loving Sookie Stackhouse) is like most elephants. He has a long nose and wrinkled skin -- go figure. But when a not-so-nice parrot makes fun of Sookie's appearance, the elephant becomes extremely self-conscious, until he meets others just like him. Written in 1947, "The Saggy Baggy Elephant" still resonates today in this image-conscious world.