Sadly one of childhood’s greatest defenders passed away today at the age of 83. Maurice Sendak was an amazing illustrator and storyteller. I wish I could have had the opportunity to have met him in person. I can say that through interviews of his I’ve come to know him as a kind and thoughtful man. His children’s book “Where The Wild Things Are” reached and inspired many future artists and creators as well as encouraging countless kids to read. He let us all know that sometimes it’s okay for children to act like little monsters because that’s just what kids do. He was a big proponent of treating children as intelligent and thoughtful little people, who are capable of much more than adults entrust them with. My heart goes out to those he leaves behind, as well as all those who have yet to be influenced by his beautiful work.
‘Oh, please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!”