Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak On The State of Children's Books...

"You cannot write for children They're much too complicated. You can only write books that are of interest to them."- Maurice Sendak

A funny clip in honor of the late Maurice Sendak. He was children's book royalty and I have no doubt my future kids will love his books as much as I did...
I was an illustration major in college, and am currently an aspiring children's book writer and illustrator.  I have a book out there in the universe that I am eagerly awaiting news on (fingers crossed!!!)
I have so much respect for those that are able to live out this dream and make a career of it. I know that one day I will, and it's artists like Maurice Sendak that keep me continuously inspired. The fact that he is a household name is amazing, and I know he will be sorely missed.

Also, it is National Children's Book Week!  So if you're a parent, or a children's book enthusiast maybe tonight's read should be Where The Wild Things Are in Sendak's honor!

If you are looking for ways to celebrate Children's Book Week I highly highly highly recommend the Pinkalicious series, by Victoria Kann.  Her illustrations are gorgeous, her stories are adorable, and she's amazing!  You can learn more about the series here: thinkpinkalicious.com/
Follow Pinkalicious on Twitter, here: twitter.com/iampinkalicious
Like her on Facebook, here: https://www.facebook.com/pinkalicious
And see her pink-a-pinning, here: http://pinterest.com/iampinkalicious/

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