First off, to satisfy the tickle you will inevitably have to have this book read to you (and to keep me from having to huff paint and do it myself), watch Neil Gaiman read the entirety of Instructions aloud here
I am lucky to have read so many wonderful children's books these past couple of days. Maurice Sendak and Neil Gaiman make for some excellent childhood reading even if you aren't a kid. This particular book is a dreamy instruction guide for anybody embarking on their own fairy tale. It was a poem, originally, and it was a stroke of genius to make it into a picture book. I love it.