Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Rest in Peace Maurice

I heard about Maurice Sendak's death today.

He is most well known for "Where The Wild Things Are" (which I paid tribute to in Nubbin form a couple years ago).  Somehow, I never had a copy of "Where the Wild Things Are" while growing up, but I had another book he wrote "Chicken Soup With Rice"...(which I just happened to read to my friend's kids the other day while babysitting)

The book I had when I was a kid came with a 45 record with a song where the lyrics were the words of the book.  When reading the book, I still hear the song in my head, even though I haven't heard he song for years and have no idea where the record is (it's probably at my parent's house somewhere).

It is a sad thing that there is one less writer in the world...but he left behind some of the most beloved children's books of our time.

1 comment:

FoundProdigalDaughter said...

so sad, I never have actually read Where The Wild Things Are yet...but I plan to...

I am however a fan of the Chicken Soup with Rice books (I believe there were multiple ones)... I didn't realize that it was the same author. He definitely left behind some wonderful children's books.

Thanks for your post.