Release Your Inner Wild Thing


As a young girl, I remember reading Aesop's fables, The Hobbit, Grimm's Fairy Tales, -even Enid Blyton's Famous Five, but one of my earliest memories of books came in the form of the iconic story, - 'Where the Wild Things Are' by Maurice Sendak.   The tale of the little boy who went to bed one night and found himself in the land of the 'Wild Things', - it's wonderful illustrations have always remained, deep-rooted in the grey matter.   As a child, who didn't check until their bed before sleeping or hide under covers from the unknown monsters who lurked in wardrobes?  Actually, as an adult, I still do.  And, how I wished I had that four poster bed in my room!

I was sad to hear the news of the passing of Maurice Sendak this week.  Ironically, or not, just a few days earlier, I'd stumbled across this little video which I suspect Mr Sendak may have found amusing himself, it's 'Where The Wild Things Are' - as read by Christopher Walker, whom I think is a demi-god himself.  Beware, though -it's a little sweary so if you have delicate ears, and are easily offended by the F and B words... don't click on play.  Wait, I said, don't... Oh well.  *deep sigh*  I knew you were all wild things at heart. 


Video via youtube

A/N: We have lost a few creative geniuses in the past week,  MCA from Beastie Boys, Maurice Sendak and Vidal Sassoon, - all contributing their own special brand of artistic flavour into our lives.  I like to think of  them hanging out on the wild side now, sharing some amazing banter.  
Happy writing, reviewing, editing to you all!  This weekend, I have been drafted into an overnight camping trip.  I'll either be frolicking on the beach or traipsing through muddy fields in the north east of England.  JOY doesn't cover it.  Wish me luck!  - T xox

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  1. I love the idea of Maurice Sendack and MCA hanging out together. That would truly be a wild thing party!

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    1. Absolutely! Imagine MCA rapping 'where the wild things are' with his own special spin?

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  2. It was sad to read of Sendak's passing. Such an amazing talent.

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    1. Wholeheartedly agree! Amazing how some books are embedded into our psyche at a young age.

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  3. I heard of his passing Wednesday morning and immediately thought of my eldest daughter. I used to read 'Where the Wild Things Are' out loud at the preschool where I worked and she went to. The children would act out the characters while I read-- one special little boy named Jeffrey always acted out Max for me. But my daughter was the real Wild Thing-- and I bought her the shirt a few years ago. She loved it. I put up a display in honor of the beloved author and I saw quite a few stop to read his bio. He was loved.

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    1. Now, a t shirt would be fab! Certainly unique illustrations aren't they? xx

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  4. I thought I’d take a quick break to stop by and say “Hello”. How are you?

    Enjoy your Mother's Day and be safe!

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    1. Why, thank you dear lady! And back at you too! xo

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  5. I hope you had a nice mothers day weekend.

    Have a lovely time at the beach!

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    1. Thanks Nas! I hope you have a lovely day too! x

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  6. I was sad to hear about him passing away too. He truly inspired me even though I didn't really find out about his books until I was almost an adult.

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    1. Absolutely agree. Will always remember this book, I've even bought a copy for my little a few years back because the pictures held such a strong memory for my own childhood. Funny isn't it?

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