Only a few people have been both great writers and great illustrators of children’s books. In the nineteenth century there was Edward Lear, and in the twentieth Dr. Seuss and—perhaps the most gifted of them all—Maurice Sendak, who died in May at the age of eighty-three.
Alison Lurie is her usual perceptive self in “Something Out of Almost Nothing” at the NYRB.
And then here is a reading of Where the Wild Things Are that I hadn’t seen recently (say since the episode originally ran, to be honest). Via Michael Patrick Hearn.