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In which I babble a bit about children's books.

I have long been of the opinion that children’s authors and basically everyone involved in the production of a successful children’s book do not, and will not ever, get enough credit. 654 more words

Matt MacDonald

a quiet stream

Sometimes we all need that time, place and space to just be; to be quiet and to listen. So much of noise fills our day to day and sitting in silence and truly just listening is akin to an emptying of one-self; our containers as such, of all that isn’t needed. 45 more words


Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

Maurice Sendak (1928-2012) was the author and illustrator of one of the most wonderful picture books of all time, Where the Wild Things Are (1963). The book has been redone in an animated short, an opera, and a full length film. 449 more words


Review of Chicken Soup with Rice

Chicken Soup with Rice: A Book of Months by Maurice Sendak. Originally published in 1962. There are a few different editions still in-print that vary in size and page count. 445 more words

Book Review

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present

Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present
by Charlotte Zolotow, illustrated by Maurice Sendak
HarperCollins, 1962

A classic story of a young girl who wants to get the perfect gift for her mother, but doesn’t know what to get her. 64 more words

Ages 4-8

March 9, 2015

The orange spotted monster alarm clock bared its teeth and started honking quietly at 6:30. It gradually got louder and within minutes, the sound filled the big bedroom, bouncing off the stuffed animals gathered in their suspended net, ricocheting off the wooden loft bed frame, and reaching Clark’s ears. 791 more words