The Elephant and the Mouse is a story narrated for children in an interesting and funny way. Elephant is an intelligent and a proud animal. He has no friends. He bullies other animals because of his size.
The Mouse on the other hand is small in size, quiet and shy. Her bad experience with the Elephant shows that though small in size, she has the strength to stand up for herself in the face of intimidation.
The essence of the story is embedded in the morals it intends to teach young children. The morals are geared towards cultivating positive habits and building good character at an early age.