Sad news: Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak has died. He was 83. RIP.— People magazine (@people) May 8, 2012
The “Where the wild things are” author died today at the age of 83. He suffered a stroke last Friday. Where the wild things are is trending this morning, in remembrance of the author and his most famous book.
“And now,” cried Max, “Let the wild rumpus start!”
I heard those words first cuddled up beside my mother as a two-year-old. She would roar a terrible roar and gnash her terrible teeth as she read the 338 words that composed Maurice Sendak’s most famous book, “Where the Wild Things Are.”
We all remember hearing those words and us mamas still read them to our little ones.
Celebrities are also remembering and mourning the loss.
Rest in peace — and wild rumpuses.
And more memories.