I don't even know where to begin with how much I love fruit... I begin every day with coffee, which is a sort of fruit beverage, sort of... well the seeds of the fruit anyway! I snack on fruit all day long. My children adore it. It is the main ingredient of some of my other favourite beverages... lemon tea, champagne and Pimms (gin based, so juniper berry!). When I thought about today's challenge though, the first thing that came to mind was Richard Scarry.
His wonderful, brilliant and timeless illustrations heavily feature fruit... (as well as the anthropomorphic animals of course!)
Who can forget Mario, the Venetian Gondolier who has a melon boat? (Busy, Busy World)
or Bananas Gorilla?
Mr. Scarry, the world is a better place for your fabulous books. You have inspired countless children to learn to read and generations of children adore the enchanting characters that you created.
All images are photos from books currently in the Chez Pirate Library, many of which date back to the 1960s.