Maurice Sendak = RAD

May 8, 2012

What a genius this man was…Imagine a world without any Maurice Sendak books…Impossible right?

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I used to sing 'Chicken Soup with Rice' to Julia when she was a toddler. If you haven't checked out his 'Nutshell Library', YOU MUST. It includes 'Alligators All Around', 'Pierre', 'Chicken Soup with Rice' and 'One Was Johnny'. Also, the Scholastic video is BRILLIANT, Carole King sings 'Chicken Soup with Rice', if you've never heard it, well now is the time.



Rock on Maurice. Not many were/are/will ever be as awesome as you.






10 comments:

  1. I have been so sad since I read about his death this morning. I love Maurice Sendak. He's awesome.

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    1. I know, me too. Such a wonderful, wacky, amazing talent. He just got childhood like hardly anybody else did. :)

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    2. The entire "Really Rosie" TV special is on YouTube in two parts, by the way. It's decent quality, too, taken from a Scholastic VHS. You see much more Rosie that way - The Sign On Rosie's Door is one of my favorite Sendaks. (I know I have it pinned on my Sendak board on Pinterest.)

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    3. COOL! -- I'll check that out. Love Rosie and her wild hat :)

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  2. Wonderful post- all well said! I can't tell you how many times I've watched that scholastic video in the past 6 years... SO MANY. wonderful wonderful.

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    1. It's FANTASTIC!! What a mark to have left on the world. Amazing!

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  3. It's hard when someone so talented passes on, someone who touched so many lives. Lucky for us and our children, we'll always have his books!

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  4. He is so rad! I loved his cranky but softy vibe. Such a lovely artist and writer!

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    1. agree, agree, couldn't agree more....:)

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