Where the Wild Things on is counted among the best in children's books...and isn't this an awesome poster?

Where the Wild Things on is counted among the best in children's books...and isn't this an awesome poster?

RIP Maurice Sendak  “Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”

The 20 Greatest Maurice Sendak Quotes

RIP Maurice Sendak “Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved your card.” Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, “Jim loved your card so much he ate it.” That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”

Maurice Sendak Print, Max's Room

Maurice Sendak Print, Max's Room

Maurice Sendak illustration from his book, Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months (Harper & Row, 1962)

Maurice Sendak illustration from his book, Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months (Harper & Row, 1962)

"Little Bear" by Maurice Sendak  bear cub birthday card

"Little Bear" by Maurice Sendak bear cub birthday card

Little Bear by Maurice Sendak, this show meant so much to me in my childhood

Little Bear by Maurice Sendak, this show meant so much to me in my childhood

Where the Wild Things Really Are: Maurice Sendak Illustrates the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm | Brain Pickings

Where the Wild Things Really Are: Maurice Sendak Illustrates the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Where the Wild Things Really Are: Maurice Sendak Illustrates the Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm | Brain Pickings

Maurice Sendak, in his 20s, in New York City.  Photo courtesy of Maurice Sendak. Used by permission of Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak, in his 20s, in New York City. Photo courtesy of Maurice Sendak. Used by permission of Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are will always hold a special place in my heart.  Read it to your children and keep his memory and the wild things alive forevermore.

Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are will always hold a special place in my heart. Read it to your children and keep his memory and the wild things alive forevermore.

The Bat-Poet - written by Randall Jarrell, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (1963)

The Bat-Poet - written by Randall Jarrell, illustrated by Maurice Sendak (1963)

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