Sad news today: Maurice Sendak, beloved author and illustrator, has gone to the great wild rumpus beyond. I hope we all remember reading Where The Wild Things Are as children, and pretending to be Max and the cast of wild things from time to time. I remember being out-of-my-mind excited when I got to dress in the official wild thing costume, complete with giant head with horns, at the children's library where I worked, and sneaking up on the kids in the picture book section. Best day on the job ever.
my mom and me
For a recent (hilarious) interview, check out this video that my friend Afton showed me last week- (in 2 parts: 1 and2) on the Colbert Report.
To honor Mr. Sendak we are heading to our library now to pick up his latest book, Bumble-ardy.