Tag Archives for Sendak
“Robinson Crusoe” was published on 25 April 1719… Island stories provide dreamy locales to rehearse issues of control and chaos (from Parents’ Choice)
For the very young, the whole world is alive–from talking teddy bears to the North Wind (from Parents’ Choice)
”If you go out in the woods today. . . .” (from the New York Times Book Review)
Nowadays, I am sorry to say, monsters aren’t what they used to be (from the Los Angeles Times)
Jim Marshall, and who he was.
Series books call attention to a special way of reading literature: over time. We can visit and then revisit Narnia or the Land of Oz. We can follow the further and developing adventures of Babar or the Hardy Boys or … Continue reading
“Outside Over There” is Maurice Sendak’s best work by far (from The Nation)
(from the Los Angeles Times Book Review)
“The genius behind simplicity” [from the San Diego Union Tribune]
“There is a real sense in which our prose is immediately distinguishable from that of Europe. . . . The great works of American fiction are notoriously at home in the children’s section of the library.”
At first, numbering seems to require fingers and toes . . .
Seuss, Sendak, Steig, Lindgren, Achebe, Travers, Opie
Which comes first? The pictures or the text?
“Baa, Baa, Black Sheep,” “Humpty Dumpty,” “Jack and Jill,” “Little Boy Blue”… (from the New York Times Book Review)