Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Appetizing Play on Words ; Readers Get Creative with Edible Books on April Fools' Day

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Appetizing Play on Words ; Readers Get Creative with Edible Books on April Fools' Day

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In conjunction with April Fools' Day, 18 entries to the Edible Book Festival were displayed Friday evening at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th.

Art librarian Brea Black said entries could be anything related to a book's title, content or shape. The festival is a fun activity to "think about books and reading in a different way," she said.

Kivrin Staley, 7, showed her entry, "Three Little Pigs," for which she used uncooked spaghetti and frosting to build a straw house, pretzel rods and a licorice roof for the wooden house and -- after some deliberation -- oyster crackers as a substitute for bricks in the house that finally stymies the big, bad wolf. Three little pigs made of Dubble Bubble bubble gum also made an appearance.

Her brother, Travis, 5, made "Jack and the Beanstalk," with Jack - - also made of bubble gum -- clinging to an upright celery stalk suspended over a bed of iceberg lettuce. …

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