Ruth Krauss (1901-1993) is the author of over thirty books for children, including the classics The Carrot Seed, illustrated by her husband, Crockett Johnson, and A Hole Is to Dig, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. "Ruth Krauss's intuitive ability as a writer to capture the free-spirited thought processes and laughter of young children ensures her books' widespread acceptance and timeless appeal." So concludes her entry in children's Books and Their Creators (1995).
In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.
He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.
...this book is pretty vacuous. I'm referring to the 2005 remake, with new artwork by Maurice Sendak (who I find very hit-or-miss... Read morePublished on August 27, 2007 by Axton Blessendon, Jr.
I have been looking for this book to get for my boys!
This was one of my favorite books when I was little! I loved the rhyming of it! Read more
***NOTE*** Other reviews listed here assume this is the Sendak-illustrated book. It is not. Notice that Amazon has listed ROWLAND as the illustrator! Read morePublished on September 1, 2005 by Tia
Two problems with this book:
1. On one of the inset pages there is a bear hanging from a noose.
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