"Fizz! whizz! bum! The pipe is burst, Almost shattered into dust." (Click to enlarge)
Two trickster children wreak havoc with seven pranks and get their just rewards in the German classic Max and Maurice, written and illustrated in 1865 by Wilhelm Busch.
Max and Maurice – A Juvenile History in Seven Tricks, by William Busch, translated by Charles T. Brooks in 1902. Read it complete in an HTML version at Project Gutenberg>>
Max und Moritz eine Bubengeschichte in sieben Streichen von Wilhelm Busch. 1906. Great color illustrations. In German, at Project Gutenberg>>