Yes, I must have been the only person on the planet who had not read anything Maurice Sendak read. So when I heard that he had died two days ago, I understood what he meant to so many people and recognized that his passing was a loss, but it didn’t affect me personally.
But I heard so many parents talk about his book, Where the Wild Things Are, that I had already decided I should find it an read it. So imagine my delight when one of my Facebook pals recommended this video, with Christopher Walken reading the book. It’s very entertaining–though perhaps not entirely in ways that Mr. Sendak originally intended.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Sendak! And I will catch up–promise.