The Enormous Crocodile by: Roald Dahl illustrated by Robert Blake, 1978.
This is a fun picture book, and tells you, you should not brag about the bad you are going to do before you do it. I guess you shouldn’t brag about the good you did either. However is bragging attitude is what thwarts the Enormous Crocodile whose desire is to eat a child. In the elephant it is he that goes for a ride, at the behest of the elephant who spins him and spins him and sends him flying.