Some of my treasured memories are of introducing Ariel to some of my favorite things from my childhood. Books, movies, activities, places—it’s all been so much fun to share with her.
Today, I had to share the sad, sad news of the passing of one of our favorites, Maurice Sendak, author of the 1964 Caldecott Medal winning Where The Wild Things Are and illustrator of many other books, including much of Else Holmelund Minarik’s Little Bear stories.
We spent some time finding out about the life and impact of Maurice Sendak. We obviously aren’t the only folks touched by his work. PBS did a story a few years back that we found insightful. Of course, there’s a lot of good, basic info on wikipedia. CNN’s tribute to Sendak is a well-crafted tribute by Sendak “appreciator” Gregory Maguire.
I’d be remiss in not mentioning Stephen Colbert’s unforgettable January 2012 interview with Sendak. Ohmygoodness! I haven’t laughed so hard in a very long time!!! Surely, Mr. Sendak’s immeasurable contributions to the world of literature leave a legacy of magnificent, delightful creations that will live on forever. RIP.