After a parrot makes enjoyable of Sooki’s mammoth ears, lengthy nostril, and wrinkled dermis, the “saggy dishevelled” elephant isn’t too convinced of himself. yet as soon as he meets a few attractive creatures who glance similar to him, Sooki celebrates with a pleased “one-two-three-kick.” For over 50 years, mom and dad and youngsters have valuable this story, with attractive artwork by way of Gustaf Tenggren, the illustrator of The Poky Little Puppy.
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I attempted exercising,” sighed the little elephant. “Now i do not comprehend what to do. ” “Soak within the water the way in which the crocodile does,” laughed the parrot. “Maybe your dermis will slash. ” So Sooki tramped instantly into the water. yet ahead of he had soaked approximately lengthy adequate to slash his dermis, a good colossal crocodile got here swimming up, snapping his fierce jaws and looking out greedily at Sooki's delicate ears. The little elephant clambered up the financial institution and ran away, feeling very discouraged. “I'd higher cover in a depressing position the place my baggage and sags and creases and wrinkles will not show,” he stated. via and by means of he came upon a deep darkish cave, and with a heavy sigh he tramped inside of and sat down. by surprise, he heard a fierce growling and grumbling and snarling. He peeped out of the cave and observed a lion padding down the trail. “I'm hungry! ” roared the lion. “I have not had a specific thing to devour this present day. no longer something other than a skinny, bony antelope, and a puny monkey—and a buffalo, yet this sort of tricky one! And turtles, yet you cannot count number turtles. there is not anything a lot to devour among these saucers they put on for garments! i am hungry! i may devour an elephant! ” And he started to pad immediately towards the darkish cave the place the little elephant used to be hidden. “This is the tip of me, sags, baggage, wrinkles and all,” suggestion Sooki, and he let loose one final, trumpeting bellow! simply as he did, the jungle used to be full of a negative crashing and an lousy stomping. a complete herd of significant grey wrinkled elephants got here charging up, and the large hungry lion jumped up within the air, rotated, and ran away as speedy as he may perhaps pass. Sooki peeped out of the cave and the entire giant elephants smiled at him. Sooki suggestion they have been the main appealing creatures he had ever obvious. “I want I appeared similar to you,” he acknowledged. “You do,” grinned the large elephants. “You're a superbly dandy little elephant! ” And that made Sooki so satisfied that he started to dance one-two-three-kick in the course of the jungle, with all these sizeable, courageous, pleasant elephants in the back of him. The saucy parrot watched them dance. yet this time he did not giggle, no longer even to himself. gather all of them!