Six of the seven blind mice identity the parts of an elephant – the leg, the trunk, the tusk, etc. – never realizing that these parts make up a whole. Not until the seventh blind mouse explores the “something” as a whole being do the rest of the mice finally “see” the elephant.
Leave it to the prodigiously talented Ed Young to add a clever twist on an original Indian fable in which seven blind men identify the parts of an elephant without ever realizing the whole animal. Young’s version also won him a 1993 Caldecott Honor.