>Wild Thing, I think I . . .

>. . . well, I don’t know what to think of the new Spike Jonze movie but luckily Claire does and she tells you here.

>The Magic School Bus Visits the Bowels of the Unconscious

>The Horn Book offices will be closed this afternoon as the staff is making a field trip to see Where the Wild Things Are.

>This made me go all teary

>Watch the clip.

The Carrot Seed

by Maurice Sendak There is no doubt in my mind that The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and Crockett Johnson was a remarkable breakthrough book. The terrible war ended in 1945 and this harmless-looking book was published at the same time—harmless-looking perhaps, but revolutionary in content. Here we have a real boy standing up for […]

An Interview with Maurice Sendak

In July 2003, Horn Book Editor Sutton talked with the artist in his Connecticut home in a conversation that covered life and death, ego and excavation, dreams and nightmares, Melville and Homer, and . . . plankton. ROGER SUTTON: Last night on that show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” one of the makeover experts […]

A Second Look: Where the Wild Things Are

A second look at Where the Wild Things Are? Forty years after Maurice Sendak’s early mid-career masterpiece first appeared on the fall 1963 Harper list, the suggestion still feels premature. Turning to the book now, the most striking thing about it remains its undatable, fresh-as-paint immediacy. However familiar the Sendak images have long since become, […]