First published in 1963, a funny, delightful picture book, with just the right pictures by Maurice Sendak, perfectly fitting every phrase of the story. A tongue in cheek, Aesop fable kind of tale. All ages will enjoy this story.
Amos Vogel was born and educated in Vienna and came to America during the War. He founded Cinema 16, which was at one time the world's largest film society, sat on international film juries, and has written and lectured on films.
Maurice Sendak's children's books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.