The Blind Men and the Elephant
illustrated by Janice Holland
Basically the story is that six blind men describe an elephant. But since they are all feeling different parts of the elephant's body, they are all describing it as something different.
"How smooth! An elephant is like a wall."
"How sharp! An elephant is like a spear."
"How wide! An elephant is like a fan."
After an argument, the men learn that they must put all the parts together.
"Each of us knows only a part. To find out the whole truth
we must put all the parts together."