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When asked, Maurice Sendak insisted that he was not a comics artist, but an illustrator. However, it's hard to not notice comics aspects in works like In the Night Kitchen. The child of the story is depicted floating from panel to panel as he drifts through the fantastic dream world of the bakers' kitchen. Sendak's use of multiple panels and integrated hand-lettered text is an interesting contrast to his more traditional children's books containing single-page illustrations such as his wildly popular Where the Wild Things Are. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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.
When I read it to my grandchildren, it brought back memories reading it to my boys.Published 21 days ago by Peggy Jackson
I don't particularly like reading this book. As others have said, it's totally bonkers and to me the words don't flow well. But my 3-year-old son is obsessed with it. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Reader
I bought this for my new grandson. It's a favourite from when my children were little. I found I was able to recite much of it while my daughter thumbed through it. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Rosie
This is the book my son memorized when he was two and gave us the first indication he would be an early reader. Some twenty years later he is a sports editor for a newspaper. Read morePublished 1 month ago by P. Scott
...And that's why, thanks to Mickey, we have cake every morning.Published 1 month ago by Roy Holler