written by Esphyr Slobodkina and illustrated
Published in 1964 by Abelard-Schuman
About the Illustrations: Pezzo The Peddler & the Circus Elephant was produced using collage and colored pencil. The illustration layout is typical of Slobodkina’s flair for abstract design incorporating many of angles and planes.
About the Story: Although Slobodkina wrote this story as a follow-up to “Caps for sale” it is now considered a prequel since the mischievous monkeys are absent in this story.
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