The Elephant Who Liked to Smash Small Cars
by Jean Merrill; ill. Ronni Solbert
(The New York Review Children’s Collection, 2015) [First published by Pantheon Books, 1967]
A simple, whimsical picture book that revels in its tale of comeuppance. The elephant, gleeful smasher of cars, changes his ways after receiving a taste of his own medicine. Solbert’s crayon illustrations evoke the spirit of preschool paintings or early computer games.