The Saggy Baggy Elephant

The Saggy Baggy Elephant

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by Kathryn Jackson
     
 

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Sooki is a happy-go-lucky little gray elephant without a care in the world. But when a noisy parrot asks why her skin is so saggy and baggy, Sooki embarks on a quest to find an answer. With brilliantly colored illustrations by the great Gustaf Tenggren, The Saggy Baggy Elephant is a tender story about finding one's true place in the world.See more details below

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Sooki is a happy-go-lucky little gray elephant without a care in the world. But when a noisy parrot asks why her skin is so saggy and baggy, Sooki embarks on a quest to find an answer. With brilliantly colored illustrations by the great Gustaf Tenggren, The Saggy Baggy Elephant is a tender story about finding one's true place in the world.

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Publishers Weekly
Golden Books brings back three Big Little Golden Books, picture books from the 1940s and '50s now available in larger-sized, paper-over-board editions. Originally published in 1954, The Friendly Book by Margaret Wise Brown, illus. by Garth Williams, uses rhyming verse to explore a whole series of likable things. It's a paean to dogs and boats, cars and stars-as in "I like stars/ Far stars/ Quiet stars/ Bright Stars/ Light stars/ I like stars/ A star that is shooting across the dark sky/ A star that is shining right straight in your eye/ I like stars." Williams packs the illustrations with quirky, often hilarious details; for the spread about stars, for example, a rabbit balloonist floats through the night sky in a patched-up balloon, labeled "starship," with a bird's nest on top of it. The Saggy Baggy Elephant by K. & B. Jackson, illus. by Tenggren, debuted in 1947. A happy little elephant named Sooki dances through the jungle until a saucy parrot makes fun of Sooki's saggy, baggy skin. This pachyderm-cum-ugly-duckling story features richly hued artwork against white backgrounds. A spare text tells the tale of a fire and the heroic firemen who rush to put it out, in The Great Big Fire Engine Book (1950) by Tibor Gergely, "Quick! Connect the hoses! S-s-s-s! goes the water." The rescuers swarm over each spread with reassuring efficiency. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375825903
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
06/10/2003
Series:
Big Little Golden Book Series
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.28(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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