Where the Wild Things Come From

My children grew up on Maurice Sendak.  Where the Wild Things Are was a favorite – edgy and smart and much loved by my daughters and me.  After seeing this interview on the Colbert Report I had to share it.  Not only is Sendak smart; he’s also funny and irreverant, and plays off Colbert like a pro.  So, for your viewing pleasure, I’m including the interview here.  You may have already seen it, but I think it’s worth a second or third watch – there are little things you miss the first time around.

What I find particulary interesting is that Mr. Sendak is not shy in announcing that he really doesn’t write for children – he just writes what he wants to write, and lets others classify his books.  Shouldn’t we all be doing that?

(For part 2, click here.)


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