Google featured three Maurice Sendak books in its doodle Monday. Did you catch them all?
Monday's Google Doodle pays tribute to Maurice Sendak, the children’s book author and illustrator who revolutionized the genre by portraying both fairytales and nightmares. For Sendak, dealing with both good and evil was a way to make his two dimensional illustrations portray the emotions of the real world.
“Children do live in fantasy and reality; they move back and forth very easily in a way we no longer remember how to do,” Sendak said in an interview with Virginia Haviland in 1972.
Mr. Sendak, who died in May last year, would have been 85 on Monday.
The animated Google doodle plays out like a pinwheel sequence. It spins through three of Sendak’s most notable works: "Where the Wild Things Are," "In the Night Kitchen," and "Bumble-Ardy."