|From What Can You Do with a Shoe, copyright 1955|
|From Dear Milli, copyright 1988|
|My copy of Chicken Soup With Rice, and the rest of the Nutshell Library, copyright 1962|
When Where the Wild Things Are came out in the early '60s too, and I was aware of its enchanting story, although I didn't buy it for myself for another decade. I bought In the Night Kitchen in college, and in the years before our marriage, bought several others that inspired me, building up my children's book library for our future children.
|Awesome Wild Thing collectible figure|
|From the Maurice Sendak Poster book|
|From the Nutcracker, copyright 1984|
|From the Miami Giant|
Although I don't consider myself anything close to a Maurice Sendak collector, I do have a fair smattering of titles, and a few have somehow slipped away (Kids? You borrow any of my books? Ian? Annie?) I used to have Higgelty Piggelty Pop, and In the Night Kitchen, and the Juniper Tree, and the Bat Poet. (Hint hint, I'd like them back!) But this is what's left of my collection, for what it's worth.
|From the fabulous pop-up book, Mommy, copyright 2006 (Given to me by my kids Ian & Jessica)|
I hope you like Maurice Sendak as much as I do! (Click on any of the images for a closer view).