Sendak’s recent interviews with Stephen Colbert were fantastic, and it’s horribly depressing to have lost someone so essential to children’s literature during Children’s Book Week, but he definitely won’t be forgotten.
I will always be thankful to him not just for Where The Wild Things Are but for Really Rosie, which I pretty much watched non-stop as a very young person.
I can’t think of anything else to say so I’ll leave you with one of many awesome quotes from Sendak himself:
And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming wild things.