Synopsis by Alice Day
Rudyard Kipling's childhood in India provided the background for his Just So Stories series of stories for children. The tales, which all center around animals, were written and illustrated for the enjoyment of his daughter, the "best beloved" of the stories. In Rudyard Kipling's Just So: The Elephant's Child, the classic is retold by Jackson Gillman, who uses a combination of computer animation, art, and photography to give it a modern flavor. The Elephant's Child is an account of how the elephant's original "blackish, bulgy nose" was replaced by a trunk, with the assistance of a helpful crocodile.