Mr. Sendak passed away today at 83. How many of us loved Where the Wild Things Are (and our kids)?
Here's a link to the two recent interviews he did on the Colbert Report with Stephen Colbert. They show a very sharp guy who was also very funny. He inspired Stephen to write a children's book himself called I Am a Pole (and So Can You!). Sendak's impression of the book:
"The sad thing is, I liked it." That quote made it to the cover of the
book as a blurb.