Oliver meets Max
I guess I'm supposed to be talking about one of his books, but Mr Maurice Sendak is such an interesting character that today's ramble is about him. Thankfully Emma Brockes at the Guardian
met him and gets to grips with this dark, grumpy, complex man for me.
Getting to know the man behind Where the Wild Things Are and Outside Over There
(his personal favourite ) is riveting reading and pretty sad too.
I guess my childhood was far too happy and normal to produce work with such a dark edge.
But that strange and sad upbringing has certainly resulted in some engaging books.
So Mr Sendak, thanks for the many moments of magic you've provided for Oliver, Elsie, Britt and I.
And, if you haven't realised yet, that being a children's illustrator and story teller
is a very worthwhile and honorable art "I'll eat you up!"