Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Where the Wild Things Are

Tonight I found myself in the Barnes & Noble children's section, looking for "The Littlest Angel." On my way through the isles however, I found myself picking up all these books that I loved from my childhood and ones I hadn't heard of but had beautiful covers. Yup, that's right, I judge books by their covers. Anyway, one of the books I picked up was "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak. As a child, I always loved this book and I still love it. It's definitely my favorite children's book and one of my favorite books in general. So good! The illustrations really are masterful and I love the story. Max reminds me of my little brother. I think when I'm rich and after I've bought myself a nice road bike (priorities!), I'd like to collect children's literature. Some of my favorite memories from when I was little are those of my parents reading to me. I'd really like to do the same with my children.


heidikins said...

love love LOVE "Where the Wild Things Are" While I was in California I actually found invitations at this teeny bookstore that invite you to a "mighty rumpus" complete with all the appropriate characters on the front and dancing up the sides of the paper... adorable! I couldn't resist!

Hot Bawden said...

That is a great one Jen!! You should also check out "Olive the other reindeer" it's hillarious!! And if you get the chance, take a trip to the main floor and look up "The Museum of Kitschy Stitches"'s my favorite as of late!