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.

2 comments:

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"...it's my favorite as of late!