Learning to love Wild Things

I’m writing a feature for a newspaper about author Maurice Sendak, who died last week, and about how my children helped me learn to love his strange, discomfiting stories.

Were it not for their enthusiasm for dark, disturbing tales of Wild Things and boys falling out of bed and being baked into cakes, I would have missed out on the weird and wonderful world Sendak created.

Thanks, boys.

Now listen to this – Sendak himself reading Where The Wild Things Are. Just wonderful.

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