Tuesday, May 08, 2012

12 comments:

Sarah said...

The world has lost such an amazing spirit and author.

Colin Smith said...

One of my earliest childhood memories is participating in a school production of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE when I was about 4 or 5 years old.

A sad day. :(

Bill Plante said...

Maurice dedicated his wildlife sanctuary in CT to my sister Jeanne Timpanelli. They walked through it most mornings. Still do.

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

This is such a bummer. What a great story, man, and author!

Ms. Snip said...

All Hail Maurice Sendak, King of the Wild Things. What a sad day.

The Writer Librarian said...

A terrible loss. May he "Rumpus in Perpetuity" forever.

Kim Kasch said...

:(

Sara said...

"Where the Wild Things Are" is one of my three top favorite children's books ever. I interned at the Please Touch Museum (Philadelphia's Children Museum) and they had a Wild Things exhibit, which was amazing. What a wonderful writer/illustrator and contributor to the writing (and general) world!

Wry Wryter said...

He has spirited away to where all the wild things really are. Save a warm bowl of soup for the rest of us.

Petrea Burchard said...

Big, fat, heavy growl.

NotaWarriorPrincess said...

"Where the Wild Things Are" is my idea of the perfect picture book. It is a poem; not one wasted word, not one picture ineffective. Perfection.

Rebecca S. said...

I agree with Nota.
"Oh please don't go, we'll eat you up we love you so!" Dear Mr. Sendak - I brought my children up on your drawings of Little Bear and his friends.