Google Doodle for Birthday of Author Maurice Sendak

Today is Maurice Sendak’s birthday--or would have been, had he not passed away last year at the age of 84. If the name sounds famil­iar, Sendak was the American author and illus­tra­tor most famous for cre­at­ing the beloved chil­dren’s book, Where the Wild Things Are (1963). His oth­er books include In the Night Kitchen (1970), Outside Over There (1981), and his last, My Brother’s Book, pub­lished posthu­mous­ly this year.

Google Doodle Tribute to Maurice Sendak, Author of 'Where the Wild Things Are'

Google hon­ors Sendak today with a beau­ti­ful, ani­mat­ed logo on Google’s home page. Mouse over the logo to reveal a play but­ton that starts an ani­ma­tion that spans Sendak’s best known works. Click the mag­ni­fy­ing glass with­in the ani­ma­tion to learn more about Sendak and his work.

If you come to this post after the Google logo has changed back, you can watch a video of the ani­ma­tion just below.

Pariah Burke

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