This past week I read a story on how rapper Kanye West is a "proud non-reader" and, despite the fact that he recently wrote a 52-page book of "Kanye-isms" that he would like you to buy and read yourself, he has "no respect" for books. Or to put it in his own words,
That's good, Kanye, since it's a right pain to get a book to even hold a pen, much less autograph itself.
Anyhoo, after banging my head against the desk and weeping for future generations, I decided that today we should celebrate those authors and illustrators who made (and make) reading so much fun during our early years.
Remember The Very Hungry Caterpillar?
Here's a side view:
Love that big orange nose. (There's another WTWTA Sweet here, too.)
Here are a few that look like the book itself:
Zita H. found this next one on Cake Central, but she didn't say by which baker. Let me know who I should credit if you recognize it:
Here's some more Dr. Seuss, this time courtesy of Debbie Does Cakes:
This was made by her friend Stacey, and you can see more pictures of it and the party here.
I've had this Babar cake photo forever, so you guys will have to help me once again in identifying the baker:
And finally, how about a little love for Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit?
(By Cheryl of Heavenly Confections.)