Sweet Maurice

"I would have missed knowing my brother and sister, which would have been a terrible loss...terrible loss." - This is when I started weeping.

How did I not know that Spike Jonze made a movie about Mr. Sendak? I'm going to need someone (Dann) to find the full-length version. Okay? Okay.

Also, I have 12-year-olds in my classes now (49 years after its publication) who will choose to read Where The Wild Things Are over and over for 40 minutes if given permission. It's because there's truth in there.

And finally, for a little chuckle, check out Matt Mikalatos' One Star Reviews.

I hope I'm as satisfied at the end of my life as Maurice seemed to be. May he rest in peace.