As little Marco describes the horse and wagon he saw on Mulberry Street, they are transformed into an elephant and a band wagon with a retinue of police.
Highly orginal and entertaining, Dr. Seuss's picture book partakes of the better qualities of those perculiarly American institutions, the funny papers and the tall tale. It is a masterly interpretation of the mind of a child in the act of creating one of those stories with which children often amuse themselves and bolster up their self-respect. It is a book which will divert older readers as well as little children. -- Books of the Century; New York Times review, November 1937