So, you may remember me saying something about a cake for your wriggling day a while ago. Behold!
“There exists a ship.
She has a yellow hull.
She has two white sails.
What a pretty ship!”
Insert side comments such as, “What color is the water?” and “See the sails? One, two!” as desired. Repeat ad nauseam, until wriggler loses consciousness or lusus loses patience. Repeat a couple more times for good measure. Repeat nightly. Repeat daily. Repeat at two in the afternoon during colicky fits. Do not, under any circumstances, attempt to replace book with a newer, still-legible copy.
A timeless classic! I think that exclamation point on the final line really sells it, don’t you? Ends it on an “up” note. My personal favorite from the series was always “There Exists a Dirigible,” because it’s such a fun word to say. However, I agree with the majority opinion that, by that point, the authors were really reaching for material.
It’s just as well I didn’t try to make this into one of those cakes that looks like a book from the sides as well, given how very few pages it has. I understand chewing on books can be a first step to a lifelong love of literature; this one should taste slightly better than the original! It’s lemon cake with dried blueberries – I heard you like yellow.
Besides, blueberry cake with lemons would be ridiculous.