Tag: Maurice Sendak

August 20, 2015  |  No Comments

Why Children’s Books Matter

Crictor by Tomi Ungerer

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown


‘It’s a pattern really. So many of the progressive writers and illustrators of children’s books were Jews,” says Leonard Marcus, who does not usually concern himself with the old parlor game of counting famous Jews. Marcus is curator of the New York Public Library’s exhibit on children’s literature, “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” … Read More

August 28, 2010  |  No Comments

Until recently, I didn’t understand the appeal of this book.  The wildness of the boy and of the monsters, who have horns and sharp teeth, seemed inappropriate to a children’s book.  Then my younger son discovered a copy of it on the shelf and became attached to it; shortly after that I saw the movie … Read More