I bet you'll chuckle at this four page comic spread (and history lesson) by Chicago artist Lilli Carré published in the August 2010 issue of Chicago Magazine.
Lilli Carré is a very talented woman and artist whose work I respect very much. She recently finished up a residency at Spudnik Press, for which she created a beautiful series of handmade artist books (see here) and small silkscreened prints. The books are marvelous, and I wish they could be published as children's books. The prints from the residency are quite sweet, flat and simple in a way that recalls Grecian pottery decoration.
Lilli's website is here, and her blog is here at Kettle of Fish.