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Ain’t no party like a Sendak party…

…’cause a Sendak party’s full of Wild Things.*

Photo by Richard Asch

Photo by Richard Asch

Last weekend Roger attended a celebration of the life of Maurice Sendak, on the occasion of what would have been the incomparable author/illustrator’s 88th birthday. He brought back a few Sendak-themed party favors to share with the office:

sendak plate and napkin

tableware featuring illustrations from The Birthday Party by Ruth Krauss

wild thing cookie

Wild Thing sugar cookie

If you, too, miss the “King of All the Caldecotts,” take a stroll through our Sendak archives, featuring articles, reviews, interviews, reminiscences, and much more.


*My all-time favorite take on this meme: “Ain’t no party like a Gatsby party…

Katie Bircher About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, associate editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College. She served as chair of the 2018 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award committee. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.

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