Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Outside Over There

Maurice Sendak  1981

In memory of the incomparable Maurice Sendak, here is one of my favorite books by him.  (Where the Wild Things Are is probably my favorite Sendak book).

The pictures are glorious in all their rounded, muted colors.  And the story is simple, sweet, magical, mysterious, and odd- all the things Sendak was good at.

Ida played her wonder-horn
to rock the baby still-
but never watched.

"If Ida backwards in the rain
would only turn around again
and catch those goblins with a tune
she'd spoil their kidnap honeymoon!"

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