Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy birthday, John Dough

For the fifth year in a row, it's my pleasure to wish a happy birthday to his most delicious majesty, King John Dough the First of the twin kingdoms of Hiland and Loland. He's not looking too bad for a 104 year old gingerbread man, is he?

I was stumped trying to figure out a link to celebrate this year, but happened to stumble across the Internet Children's Digital Library this morning. They've recently put up a bunch of L. Frank Baum's books, fully illustrated. And yes, one of them is John Dough and the Cherub. It looks pretty good there! So if you still haven't taken a look at this book, go ahead and dip in right now. At least you may be able to figure out in the opening chapters why I always bring him up on this particular day.

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