My D pick is Dr. Seuss. I didn't learn how to read with Dr. Seuss, but Dr. Seuss books were some of my favorites as a young child, and now that Emily is coming shortly it's what I'm building her library with. My absolute favorite:
Not reading makes for an insecure kid, but millions of kids have learned to read from Dr. Seuss books. Too much reading leads to writing and there is no cure for the insecure writer, so all we can do is vent about it the first Wed. of every month. The Insecure Writers Support Group is hosted by Alex.