Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Maurice Sendak, R. I. P.

NYTimes.com: 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 and lived in Ridgefield, Conn.

Hat tip to Toby O'Brien.


  1. I was sorry to hear this this morning. Definitely an important writer.

  2. I read Sendak's books to Patrick and Katie when they were little. The man was a genius.

  3. R.I.P. Maurice. Put on your wolf suit, roar your terrible roar, gnash your terrible teeth, and let the wild rumpus start!