Through December and January, the Toronto Public Library has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are with a number of special programs including an exhibit of Sendak's illustrations and sketches. I thought I would share a few photos of our visit.
Max's dinner is still hot.
We found it interesting to learn that Sendak started out as a window dresser for the FAO Schwarz toy store in New York City while he attended art classes. He illustrated the toy catalogs as well! The exhibit was the perfect size for young readers.
One of my favourite versions of the Nutcracker is illustrated by Sendak.