Monthly Archives: June 2013

Google’s tribute to Maurice Sendak (10/6/13)

Beloved, if not controversial, children’s author and illustrator, Maurice Sendak, was today made tribute by Google in their latest Doodle. For what would have been Sendak’s 85th birthday, Google has made a fine little animation to honour his memory and his works: most famous of which is, arguably, Where the Wild Things Are (published in 1963). Beginning, unsurprisingly, with Max’s journey to the island of Where the Wild Things Are, it then cleverly transitions into the bizarre cityscape of In the Night Kitchen, before finishing with an appropriately placed birthday party scene from the ending of Bumble-Ardy featuring character’s from all three children’s books.

Bravo, Google. And happy birthday, Mr Sendak.

*YouTube video above is copyright of Google and the uploader


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