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THE FUNNY PAPERS WITH CUR: Where the Wild Things Are -part 1-

Hollywood (and former rock-video) director and former dance-troupe leader Spike Jonze and I pretty much agree that Maurice Sendak’s 1963 classic “Where the Wild Things Are… 35 more words

Fuck 'n Right

Top Picks for Children Two and Under

I’m a firm believer in reading children real books, even those who may not be fully verbal.  Not some nonsense cobbled together in a barely coherent plot or a thinly veiled educational flashcard.   162 more words

For The Pictures

- Maurice Sendak

There’s so much more to a book than just the reading.


Inside Out is not for kids, and that's exactly why your kids should see it.

ast week I cried three times. First, the shooting at Emanuel AME Church. Then when I watched Inside Out. Then my friends got married. Adult life is confusing. 953 more words


The Worst Canonical Kids' Books and What to Replace Them With

Recently over at Slate, Gabriel Roth made a very good argument for the basic awfulness of Janette Sebring Lowrey’s The Poky Little Puppy, postulating that the only reason that book and books like it persist in our cultural consciousness is because of the nostalgia effect — my mom read this to me, so I’d better read it to my kids, etc. 1,367 more words


on poetry

“Let the wild rumpus start!”
Maurice Sendak
(June 10, 1928 – May 8, 2012)
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quote from Where the Wild Things Are