Today a short Jewish man who change the world of children's literature early in the 1960's and was a companion in my classrooms and with my own children. Maurice Sendak died today at the age of 83 after a stroke and I listened twice to Terry Gross's interviews today and had to fight to keep the tears from flowing. Maurice was a champion for all children and knew who complicated being a small child was. "Where the Wild Things and "In the Night Kitchen" still delight me when I return to them on a quiet afternoon maybe with my grandchildren. Over the decades he has been renewing my faith in humanity with the wit and wisdom he shares in his not so simple books.
I worked until about 7 pm tonight in the studio and then went to get some special supplies for tomorrow's Mother's Day card event and I want to make a special "chicken" theme get well card for Justin ...he had his appendix removed two days ago and is still in a precarious health situation.
p.s. Roxie made a new friend today...her very own toad. I picked him up carefully and set him outside the studio door.