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At the Libraries: Illustrators Remembering Maurice Sendak

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Don’t you wish you could live near a pop-up library? * Maurice Sendak had a huge impact on children’s literature and art, and will be missed. Here are [...]

A Geeky Art Tribute To The Avengers And Maurice Sendak

In the midst of Avengers mania we lost a seminal talent in children’s literature-Maurice Sendak, so DeviantARTist AgarthanGuide decided to pay tribute in a manner most befitting an ubergeek-by turning the Avengers into a parade of Wild Things! I like that Black Widow is waving a banner that says “Shield!”, and all the detail that went [...]

Christopher Walken Reads Where The Wild Things Are

(YouTube Link) This reading of Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book Where The Wild Things Are by Christopher Walken isn’t meant to amuse kids, but rather to make us grown folks chuckle while we imbibe our bubbly adult beverages. And whether this is Walken or an impersonator doesn’t really matter, because the narrator’s descriptions of what’s going [...]

The Secret to Classic Children’s Books

What do Maurice Sendak, Dr. Seuss, and Shel Silverstein have in common? Yes, they all wrote bestselling children’s stories and they all have new books coming out soon, but the secret to their success is that their writing was once considered inappropriate for children! Once upon a more staid time, the purpose of children’s books was [...]

Illustrating Childhood: Maurice Sendak

”Feel Art Again” has gotten a little off schedule due to the plethora of information available about Ernie Barnes and Maurice Sendak. We’ll be working this coming week to get back on track. In honor of last weekend’s big screen premiere of the classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are, today’s “Feel Art Again” post [...]

10 Awesome Homemade Halloween Costumes

If you have the time and tools to make your own Halloween costume, all you need is a little inspiration to make it awesome, like these ten. Note: these are presented in no particular order. They all rank #1 in my book! 1. Big Daddy Graphic designer Harrison Krix made a costume of the character Big Daddy [...]

Where the Wilds Things Ought To Be

Lots of artists are entering the contest “Where the Wild Things Ought To Be”, placing characters from the Maurice Sendak classic into other worlds, real and fictional. The entries include Max and his buddies in The Dark Knight, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Where’s Waldo, and even on Fox News! This entry has Vincent [...]