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5.0 out of 5 stars A good ending to a fantastic career, September 22, 2011
This review is from: BUMBLE-ARDY (Hardcover)
I was young enough to read Sendak's work as a child and am now old enough to share my love of his books with my niece. What I find absolutely enchanting about Sendak's work is that it continues to speak to you with an evolving voice as you get older. The fantastical situations and fun illustrations that most captivated me as a child have now evolved into a sort of reverence and reflection on childhood and growing up. Maybe I'm just reading a little too far into everything, but I just meant to make very explicit that Bumble-Ardy is very much a recapitulation of exactly that: my niece can enjoy the fanciful story and interesting illustrations, and I can enjoy the very philosophic aspects of it. I hadn't initially been very excited about the book until I heard an interview Sendak had on NPR, after which I decided I had to get the book. I'm glad I did. It's a fantastic addition to my personal library, a great story to read with my niece, and (assuming Sendak won't write another) a wonderful close to his career. I'm rather in love with it.
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Initial post: Sep 27, 2011 10:25:29 PM PDT
I too heard this interview on NPR last week - it was perhaps one of the most moving interviews I heard on NPR!! While I've not yet read this book, I was struck at how he said that he wrote this book "to save himself". Remarkable.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 30, 2011 3:35:32 PM PST
cgilbert says:
His NPR interview has spurred me to make sure I have this in my library. It is appropriate for 1 to 100 and maybe even longer.
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