Thursday, June 09, 2005

More Sendak

USA Today is serving up some interesting articles related to children's books these days. Bob Minzesheimer interviews Sendak at his home in today's article.

Max, resurrected in the new, edgier edition of Bears published this month, "is still a rotten kid," his creator says. Some kids may be cute — sometimes. But "cute" is not an adjective to pin on Sendak, the celebrated children's author and illustrator whose work is rarely innocent or sweet.

Children, he says, "have ferocious fantasies."

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