“Parents shouldn’t assume children are made out of sugar candy and will break and collapse instantly. Kids don’t. We do.”
Those are the words of Where The Wild Things Are author/illustrator, Maurice Sendak, in a 1988 interview with People Magazine. Now, ironically, adults all over the world have heavy hearts after hearing about his passing. Where The Wild Things Are has been a favorite among children and parents for over 40 years, and won Sendak the1964 Caldecott Medal. It is a classic in every sense of the word, and holds a place in my heart forever. Only 12 lines long, the story of Max’s expedition to the Land of the Wild Things is iconic, truly.
Thank You Mr. Sendak, for enriching my childhood, and the childhood of my daughter.