“And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.”
― Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are
American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak who gave us one of the most celebrated children’s books for generations Where The Wild Things Are (originally written in 1963) passed away yesterday. If you’re anything like me this book meant the world to you growing up. It wasn’t just the fantastical illustrations that took us into another fascinating world, though that was certainly a very big part of it. For me it was the way the book opened the door of possibilities into an alternate reality of visceral danger, excitement and unpredictability; the very things wild things crave as young boys and girls. If you haven’t ever had the pleasure of reading it, or maybe just haven’t picked it up in a awhile, do yourself a favour and check out the video below featuring Christopher Walken telling the classic story.
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