Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak, like Roald Dahl, wrote children's books that were real as imagined danger, uncertainty and fear comprise a large part of childhood as everyone knows. Sendak's stories and illustrations simply are amazing, something yours truly never tires of re reading from time to time when one wants to revisit one's childhood from the "safe" perspective of being an adult. 

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is another gem whereby dangers lurk in the pursuit of a cherished prize offered by the sly host, Willie Wonka, the purveyor of the finest chocolate in the world. 

This quote says it all in why books like these matter...

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