We went to Goodwill this morning and found this! It's actually an old elementary reading textbook.
I probably would not have bought it if not for the beautiful cover art and the photo of Sendak on the back, but then again, I always enjoyed my literature textbooks.
Not sure what grade this is for, but maybe one day Juliet will have fun reading through it on her own.
For now, I might just prop it up on a shelf in the playroom as book art.
With Maurice Sendak's recent passing, I have been thinking about his books. Of course, everyone immediately thinks of Where the Wild Things Are when they think of him and I am no different.
I remember my kindergarten teacher reading it to us and I also remember going home to tell my parents about the MOST AMAZING book we had read at school.
Something about it was so magical to me. I really don't know what it was, but I loved it.
It is the only book I can remember my teacher reading to me that entire year--even though surely she would have read dozens upon dozens to us, right?
I have no idea. Where the Wild Things Are is the only one I remember.
We never owned a copy of it. I don't know that I ever read it again after kindergarten.
When Juliet was two, I dared to pick it up at the library, but then quickly put it back on the shelf because I didn't want to rush into it! I didn't want to spoil it for her by reading it to her before she could fully appreciate it.
We still haven't read it together because I wanted her be in kindergarten and be blown away by it like I was.
So guess what? She starts kindergarten this fall.
It's time for me to get a copy!
Do you have a favorite Sendak book or a special memory associated with one of his works? Please share!