Why do we draw and write? Toddlers, protean in their creativity, exuberantly deploy any drawing implement within reach. “Only on paper!” I used to admonish nervously, reliving the maternal wrath I once incurred after “decorating” my childhood bedroom wall with wild-style wax crayons. - NYTimes Book Review
Out with the old pay phones in with the new community book shelves!
Maurice Sendak reading Where the Wild Things Are in 1971.
Maurice Sendak , widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche, died on Tuesday in Danbury, Conn. He was 83.
Margalit Fox | NYTimes Book Review
Maurice Sendak lived from June 8, 1928 until May 8, 2012.
In ‘The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?,’ the latest in this set, things look bad for the Pigeon right from the duck-centric title. Yes, the Duckling finally gets the spotlight, scooting onto the first page in his trademark shuffle and asking for a cookie. Politely.”
~ Pamela Paul | NYTimes Book Review