Tuesday, May 8, 2012

nqr maurice sendak...

Am so sad to read of Maurice Sendak's passing. I never met this wonderful illustrator and author and yet he was a seminal part of my childhood. This is one of my favorite M.S. anecdotes:

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”

We will all miss M.S. very much... 


  1. One of my children's favorite books growing up was Where The Wild Things Grow. Their pre-school even did a small play, where each child drew their own masks. It was magical.

    1. I do hope you have that performance taped!

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  3. Priceless! He will be missed, though he certailnly lived a full life!