Its a terrible day for terrible creatures because Maurice Sendak has past away. Like many other people I read about the life and accomplishments of this beloved author and illustrator today. My favorite description of him was by The New York Times: “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,” I was also intrigued to learn that he was born in Brooklyn and one of his first professional commissions was window displays at the toy store F.A.O Schwarz.
His beloved book is a favorite of ours to read and share and I was inspired by his beautiful illustrations to create a party for Hudson’s 2nd birthday in February. Oddly enough I had just posted my party pics last week and it was my current post until this one. Please enjoy my party pics HERE and join me in honoring this wonderful children’s storyteller, if you don’t already own this delightful book add it to your children’s library today.