The first book I checked out of the Crescent Elementary School library was "Where the Wild Things Are." I was five. RIP Maurice Sendak
RIP Maurice Sendak. You were a HUGE part of my childhood. Now, let the wild rumpus start. I will spend my day humming Chicken Soup with Rice
Sendak's send-off to that wild place in the sky ignites Twitter5/8/2012
News of the death of beloved children's book author Maurice Sendak at age 83 following a stroke has set off a wild rumpus of remembrances on Twitter. Tweeps are offering up their favorite quotes, including a particularly apt passage from Sendak's adored "Where the Wild Things Are": "But the wild things cried, 'Oh please don't go--we'll eat you up--we love you so!' <3" Others are sharing what Sendak's work has meant to them, including the poignant "RIP, Maurice Sendak. Thanks for teaching us that, with our imaginations, there's always an adventure ahead." Tweeted another fan, "I'm sure you'll find your supper is waiting for you, and it will still be hot."
What have Maurice Sendak's books meant to you?