As a child in the mid sixties I was looking through a children’s book and all I can remember is one illustration and I have been looking for this book for years.
The illustration was not a full page, the page included the story. The illustration was of a giant holding out his ring and a little black dog was jumping through the ring. The giant had dark hair and beard, kind of reminded me to Brutus from the Popeye cartoons.He was laughing with delight. There was also a boy in the picture. I believe the dog belonged to the boy. It looked like it was sketched with a pencil.