When did you last see a real live elephant? What; have you never seen one? Well, not to worry, because in our class we know exactly what they look like. We have been busy drawing them using the very best descriptions from the most reliable sources.
Take a look:
What do you mean you've never seen an elephant before that looks like that? Surely everyone knows that:
An elephant has a trunk; long and rubbery like a snake
It has tusks; sharp and cold like a knife
Ears; smooth and flat like a leaf
Legs; round and hard like a tree
Sides; high and wide like a wall
And a tail; long and thin like a rope
Well - how would you draw one if that is what you had been told?