Sadly, the world of literature lost a great author and illustrator today, Maurice Sendak.
Here is some of his wonderful illustrations from some of his books, both as author and illustrator, and as contributing illustrator. His list of books is so long, this is only a small dip into what he has done.
Enjoy these beautiful pictures. They have made me fondly remember his contribution to children's literature, I hope they do the same for you.
Little Bear Series by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustration by Maurice Sendak
Open House for Butterflies by Ruth Krauss - illustrations by Sendak
Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More To Life by Maurice Sendak
Outside Over There by Maurice Sendak
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
Dear Mili byWilhelm Grimm with illustrations by Maurice Sendak
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
What Do You Say, Dear?
What Do You Do, Dear?
Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present by Charlotte Zolotow and illustrations by Maurice Sendak
The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm by Brothers Grimm
Yash, the Chimney Sweep by Isaac Bashevis Singer and illustrated by Maurice Sendak
From The Nutshell Library:
Pierre: A Cautionary Tale
One Was Johnny: A Counting Book
Chicken Soup With Rice
Alligators All Around
Very Far Away
Seven Little Monsters
We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy: Two Nursery Ryhmes