|From Where the Wild things Are|
But my favorite Maurice Sendak book has always been In the Night Kitchen. This book about a young boy frolicking in the nude with three bakers caused a great deal of laughter during bedtime reading in our house. It caused some controversy because of the nudity but that didn't keep it from being a big success.
|From In the Night Kitchen|
It isn't as well recognized that in his very early career Maurice Sendak was the illustrator of the Little Bear series.
Our thoughts today are with this most talented children's author who took risks and went all out for children's books that were edgy, scary, fun and a whole lot more sophisticated than we frequently give kids credit for Maurice Sendak didn't only love kids - he respected them.