Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Maurice Sendak (1928 − 2012)

"I don't care!"
Maurice Sendak died today.  Among children's book authors, Sendak's work was consistently a favourite for me as a child and then for my own children.

If I had to pick a favourite, I think it would be Pierre (A Cautionary Tale).  Please read it!

I also love A Hole is to Dig, a book by Ruth Krauss that Sendak illustrated.  Please read that too!

Thank you Maurice Sendak for everything.  The moral of the story is:  CARE!

ETA:  Thank you Erica!   Here is a delightful version of Pierre, sung by Carole King

1 comment:

AshtangaYogaEcstaticAdventures said...

When I was younger, I remember finding Pierre to be most intriguing, if somewhat devastating. Did you see the musical version, in Really Rosie, by Carole King? A treasure. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70U47cNi7sA Enjoy!