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The Saggy Baggy Elephant (Little Golden Book) Hardcover – September 21, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Little Golden Book (Book 20154)
  • Hardcover: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books; 1 edition (September 21, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307021106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307021106
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,605 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Kathryn and Byron Jackson wrote hundreds of stories, poems, and books for Golden, including Pirates, Ships, and Sailors.

Gustaf Tenggren, who immigrated to the U.S. from Sweden in 1920, created other famous Little Golden Book characters such as the Tawny Scrawny Lion and the Poky Little Puppy. Before coming to Golden Books, he worked in the Disney studio, creating concept artwork of various characters for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio. He died in 1970. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Customer Reviews

As a child, I read this book and loved it.
Riis
This little book was loved by our 5 year old.
SpringBranchCook
Both are easy to read and well illustrated.
R. Johnson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By boxwood100 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 26, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Honestly, it's hard to go wrong with a Little Golden Book and this one is no different. It's a story about a little elephant who likes to dance but when he does so, he's disturbing a mouthy parrot, who in turn, tells him his skin doesn't fit him. The baby elephant tries to make his skin fit, gets a tiger to volunteer to chew some of it off, then meets up with a crocodile who volunteers to eat his ears, then meets a lion that would just like to eat him in general (there was no python in my book!). But, the baby elephant is saved by a herd of elephants and they all take up dancing. The parrot stopped laughing at the baby elephant then. It's a very cute story and if you have elephant lovers in your house, it's particularly sweet. The pictures are just darling, especially the one where the baby elephant is crying. They're just very well done. A great book and a great find - it's read daily in our house.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Robert on September 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
When I first met my wife she had this book (Saggy Baggy Elephant) and what made it unusual was the books actual size was about an inch and a half to two inches square. Just as a joke one night I asked her to read me the story of Sookie the Saggy Baggy Elephant in which she did. I fell in love with that book for sentimental reasons but the more it was read to me I realized its message is so good for children. I highly recommend this for anybody with small children. We lost that little book and this was back before computers were so popular that when I went looking to replace it I had a very hard time finding it in print. After a long exhaustive search I found a printing company that had a couple of copies and I think after paying about 40 to 50 bucks to get that book I wrapped it up and gave it to my wife for Christmas. The tears in her eyes when she saw that book again told me that she loved the story of Sookie the Saggy Baggy Elephant as much as I did. A gift I know she will never ever forget getting. A great book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David A. Edmondson on February 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
One week as a jr. high camp counselor, I was writing down names on a sign-up sheet with this book as the writing surface. Some girls came up that said they were bored, so I offered to paraphrase the book for them.

It was quite possibly the best story I could have told them. As a story about self-image and how we are all beautiful, that we are exactly as we should be at that point, it is perfect for kids and even junior high girls. It is a message we don't hear nearly enough.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Donna Gordon on March 9, 2007
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This is a fun and charming story of a happy little elephant that meets a tactless parrot. This parrot comments on the saggy skin of the elephant. He tries to improve himself, but without success. Sad and self-conscious, the little elephant decides to hide in a cave where no one can see how unattractive he is. Very soon something wonderful happens, however, and our sweet friend is happy once again. This children's classic will touch your heart and have you smiling.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 18, 1999
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I remember this book from my childhood and I get teary just telling people about it. It's the story of a baby elephant who is lost in the jungle and gets made fun of by the various other animals for the way he looks. Then he's found by a great herd of gray elephants who tell him he's a perfectly wonderful little elephant. Every child should have this book. Bill Cosby should read this book; he's probably already written his own version of it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Johnson on November 3, 2006
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I recently purchased Saggy Baggy Elephant for the baby shower of my first grand-daughter. My daughter-in-law's friends had requested that each guest bring a favorite childhood book to begin Adeline's library. My sons had a version that included both Saggy Baggy Elephant and Tawny Scrawny Lion, which I read repeatedly. Both are easy to read and well illustrated. The premise is positive in each. Enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By adead_poet@hotmail.com on August 15, 2001
Format: Hardcover
this classic children's book helps to teach children about self-esteem and being different. it's one most of us have read as a child, and one we should pass on to our children. it also has the wonderful illustrations of Gustaf Tenggren (who illustrated the poky little puppy).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SunSpott on November 12, 2006
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The Little Golden Book that brought my husband lots of joy as a little boy hasn't lost its charm. Walt was as pleased as ever to receive it for his 60th birthday, and just as happy to re-gift it to his brand new grandson. It's a winner. You can't go wrong.
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