Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak

In honor of Maurice Sendak, this week Miss Becca will read Where the Wild Things Are in Open Play Story Time!

I have been reading many articles about this great man and heavy influence on my teaching philosophy.  His honest, wild style is, and will be, missed.  Among my reading, I found this great article with quotations from Mr. Sendak.  Here's my favorite:

“Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily — but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, 'Dear Jim: I loved your card.' Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, 'Jim loved your card so much he ate it.' That to me was one of the highest compliments I’ve ever received. He didn’t care that it was an original Maurice Sendak drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it.”

Read the rest of the article here.

Bring your wild thing to Open Play this Thursday to hear Miss Becca read Where the Wild Things Are at 3:30 PM.  "Let the Wild Rumpus Start!"

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