Award-winning children's author Maurice Sendak will release a new book this fall, the first he has both written and illustrated in 30 years.
Let the wild rumpus start!
The Wall Street Journal’s blog “The Juggle” said it’s the first book that the 82-year-old has both written and illustrated in nearly 30 years.
A Journal article reported that Harper Collins will publish the new Sendak work, Bumble-Ardy, “the story of a pig who has his first-ever birthday party when he turn 9.” The seed for the story was planted in 1971 with an animated “Sesame Street” short by Sendak. (Bumble-Ardy was a boy in that story, though, not a pig.) Sendak told the Journal that he had been unable to forget the character: "He was funny. He was robust. He was sly. He was a sneak. He was all the things I like."