Ah, the Google Doodle. It's becoming as familiar as toast and orange juice in the morning. The latest effort, to celebrate what would have been the 176th birthday of Mark Twain, is the 236th Doodle of the year.

The Twain Doodle, which depicts a famous scene from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, albeit with a Google-esque spin on things, spreads across the full width of the browser page.

There's no interactive game to play, no music or videos on board - this is about as basic a Doodle as you're likely to see nowadays. It sure looks purty though.

Twain, real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens, was born in Missouri on 30 November 1835. He is best known for the Tom Sawyer novel and its sequel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. He died, aged 74 in April 1910.