I can't claim credit for the heart of this story, just for discovering it in an old book of folklore and retelling it for children. This a folktale from Cameroon, Africa, about a bully of an elephant who wins wrestling matching with other large mammals, then falls victim to one of the smallest. It deserves to be reread and reheard for the wisdom it contains.
Read by Bob Kaminski.
I am a children's author and folklorist based in Portland, Oregon. Before I became a full-time writer and speaker, I was a children's librarian, then a puppeteer and storyteller. I received my Ph.D. in Folklore and Mythology Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.