Author and Illustrator of “Where The Wild Things Are”, Maurice Sendak, has passed away today, May 8th, 2012 at the age of 83.

‘Where the Wild Things Are’, one of the 10 bestselling children’s books of all time, and winner of the Caldecott Medal for most distinguished American picture book for children in 1964, was my favorite childhood book.

As a child, I imagined being Max in that costume and wanting to visit wherever the wild things were. And when I saw the movie preview for the first time on TV, even as an adult, I teared up in excitement.

But it makes sense because, Maurice Sendak wrote stories “about human emotion and life.” He was a great author and an even better illustrator.

Rest in Peace, Maurice Sendak.