Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Maurice Sendak

Two of my favorite children's authors, Maurice Sendak and the late Shel Silverstein, have new books.

Sendak's "Bumble-Ardy," the first book he has written and illustrated in 30 years, tells of a mischievous pig's birthday party. Meanwhile, the legacy of Silverstein, who died in 1999, lives on in "Everything On It," a collection of poems with his trademark silliness and cleverness. NPR noted one example, "Frightened": as vintage Shel:

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