Maurice Sendak’s Google Doodle

It’s Maurice Sendak’s 85th birthday today, and in honor, Google has created an interactive Google Doodle celebrating  WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. Yay!

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Where the wild things are….

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One of the most popular children’s books of all time has to be Maurice Sendak‘s Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.  The images of the world he created about a boy who is punished and sent to his room without dinner went on to win Sendak the Caldecott Medal in 1964.

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Children have been enthralled by the story and the pictures for years, and now director Spike Jonze, is about to release the full-length movie version, due out in October of this year.  Will fans of the book  love it or hate it?  Only time will tell but the movie trailer and poster look to be very true to the book’s illustrations.