Maurice Sendak 1981
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!"