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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, features a bully of an elephant who wins wrestling matching with a crocodile, a leopard, and a rhinoceros, then falls victim to a very small opponent. It deserves to be reread and reheard for the wisdom it contains.
Read by Bob Kaminski.
I am an author and folklorist based in Portland, Oregon.
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(Random House, 2017). Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
*Starred reviews from Publishers' Weekly and Kirkus.
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Wild About Books, illustrated by Marc Brown. (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2004). New York Times Bestseller, ALA Notable Book, and winner of the E.B. White Read-Aloud Award.