In the story, a young girl, Nancy, mysteriously receives a single Christmas gift – the steamroller. She takes the gift out for a ride and flattens many things along the way, one of which was human, as I recall. I believe the human popped back up, unrealistically. The complaint was that it was too violent and that a child might believe it was possible to flatten someone without any lasting consequence.
At Boing Boing, retired librarian Sandy Bradley recalls the time she received a peculiar request to remove a potentially harmful children’s book from her library.