So Maurice Sendak died. A little bit of light has gone out of the world, and I’m all the sadder because it was a snarky, asinine, mean old light that really understood how freaking weird children can be.
So I’ve rounded up a few cool Sendak bits and pieces. I’m going to miss the old bastard.
This great tshirt from Out of Print clothing features the cover of my favorite Sendak book, In the Night Kitchen.
I don’t know where this quote comes from, but I love it.
Despite being famous for grouchiness, here is an illustrated envelope he sent to a young fan
This was Sendak’s cover of Rolling Stone from 1976
An extraordinary Where the Wile Things Are cake from here
And continuing our theme of edible eulogies, Anna the Red did some great bento boxes based on Sendak’s work.
An amazing cake by Blue Cupcake
I really kind of love these Wild Things wall decals. They’d be so great in a nursery.
I’m sad Puffin
I’m going to go reread The Sign on Rosie’s Door.