Maurice Sendak

Maurice Bernard Sendak, beloved writer and illustrator of children's books, passed away on May 8, 2012. This edition of the Picture Books list highlights some of his work that can be found on our shelves.

 

Where the Wild Things Are (Anniversary)

Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak Hardcover, English. ISBN: 9780060254933

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Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of "Wild Things," where he is made king. This classic was the winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal.

 

 

 

 

Bumble-Ardy

Bumble-Ardy
by Maurice Sendak Hardcover, English. ISBN: 9780062051981

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"Bumble-Ardy" evolved from an animated segment for "Sesame Street" to a glorious picture book about a mischievous pig who reaches the age of nine without ever having a birthday party. But all that changes when Bumble-Ardy throws a party for himself and invites all his friends, leading to a wild masquerade that quickly gets out of hand.

 

 

Bears

Bears
by Ruth Krauss Hardcover, English. ISBN: 9780060757168

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With just 27 words, the inimitable Ruth Krauss created a charming little universe. Now Maurice Sendak has turned her bears into a troupe of players in a slapstick comedy starring a familiar boy in a wolf suit.

 

 

 

What Do You Say, Dear?

What Do You Say, Dear?
by Sesyle Joslin Hardcover, English. ISBN: 9780060230746

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What do you say when: you bump into a crocodile on a crowded city street? A nice gentleman introduces you to a baby elephant? The Queen feeds you so much spaghetti that you don't fit in your chair anymore?

This is the funniest book of manners you'll ever read!