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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

We'll eat you up -- we love you so

Maurice Sendak has passed away. From "Little Bear" to "Wild Things" and beyond, he tucked us in many a night. A peaceful rest to him.

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"Wild Things" is my granddaughter's all-time favorite, like her mother before her. RIP.

Here's a hilarious two-part interview with Mr Sendak, conducted by Stephen Colbert in January:


"'The sad thing is, I like it,' Sendak told him. Colbert asked if he could get those exact words as a blurb. 'Absolutely,' Sendak told him."

The obit page of the newspaper of another city offers a Guest Book for mourners:

What a great guy! He will be missed by the children and adults who read to them.

I first read Where the Wild Things Are in 1971 or '72 at the recommendation of a librarian. For a short time, I was a substitute teacher in a day care while I waited to be drafted.

When my own kids came along I read 'Wild Things' so many times, that I would sometimes doze off reading it. The only way I could stay awake was to read the book backwards. Often word for word even though my preference was phrase by phrase.

Max is off on his final boat ride...
Fair well...

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