Wonderful whimsical illustrations accompany this book. The important thing to mention here, in case it gets overlooked, is the kid in this book paints a face on the backside of the elephant to make him look like a cat. Looking at the back cover of the book, you can clearly see The Smallest Elephant's... uh...nose, I guess. The Smallest Elephant also seems to lack a tail above the... nose. First published in 1959.