By K. Jackson, B. Jackson
After a parrot makes enjoyable of Sooki’s mammoth ears, lengthy nostril, and wrinkled pores and skin, the “saggy baggy” elephant isn’t too certain of himself. yet as soon as he meets a few appealing creatures who glance similar to him, Sooki celebrates with a pleased “one-two-three-kick.” For over 50 years, mom and dad and kids have precious this story, with wonderful paintings via Gustaf Tenggren, the illustrator of The Poky Little Puppy.
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