After a parrot makes fun of Sooki’s big ears, long nose, and wrinkled skin, the “saggy baggy” elephant isn’t too sure of himself. But once he meets some beautiful creatures who look just like him, Sooki celebrates with a joyful “one-two-three-kick.” For over 50 years, parents and children have treasured this tale, with gorgeous art by Gustaf Tenggren, the illustrator of The Poky Little Puppy.
How many copies of The Saggy Baggy Elephant have been sold?
7.4 million copies have been sold worldwide.
Are the authors, B. Jackson & K. Jackson, related?
Byron Jackson and his wife Kathryn Jackson wrote many of the Golden Books, including The Saggy Baggy Elephant, Tawny Scrawny Lion, and A Day at the Seashore.