Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Maurice Sendak

During all the years I taught preschool and read picture books to the kids one book stood out from all the rest as the most popular. Except for one little girl who was afraid of the monsters, every child loved Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
I guess every little kid has misbehaved and had nightmares so they could all identify with the story, which is just scary enough to be exciting but has a comforting ending.
I recently learned that a new book by Maurice Sendak will be published soon. It will be called Bumble-Ardy and is based on something Sendak, who is now 83 years old, once wrote for Sesame Street. Will it be as good ads Where the Wild Things Are? We'll have to wait and see.
I learned about Bumble-Ardy on Nancy Stewart's blog and you can find out more about it by following this link:


Nancy Stewart said...

Thanks, Jan, for posting this! How exciting to have this artist back. "Mikey and the Night Kithen" was one of my twins favorite books, and I've had a soft spot for Sendak ever since.

Janet Ann Collins said...

You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Where the Wild Things Are was one of my son's favorite books.

Janet Ann Collins said...

I hope the new one is as good.