One of Wolfie's favorite book is the classic Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are. He has a Max stuffed animal and 3 of the Wild Things (which he named Freddy, Sippy and Bernard). The cover is tattered and worn, and I think we've read the book seriously 100 times, but it never grows old.
It really is a timeless classic. I was totally excited to discover this new site called Terrible Yellow Eyes that is filled with artwork inspired by the book. Cory Godbey is the curator of the site (as well as a contributing artist), which he says is a "love letter" to Maurice Sendak's classic! Very inspiring and fun work...and just goes to show what a treasured and important place in our culture children's books hold. (pssst, "Freddy" is the Wild Thing in the stripy shirt!)
Images from Terrible Yellow Eyes.
My friend Ms Pooka asked a great question...what do we all think about the upcoming movie? I'm torn....but definitely intrigued. Part of me hates that they are taking such a beloved children's book (which is all of 35 pages long) and turning it into a full length feature. Then again, I love Spike Jonez and I'm sure it will be super cool and moving. What do you think? The trailer is HERE.