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    RIP Maurice Sendak...

    ...authored what was the favorite book of my childhood, Where the Wild Things Are



    This book made such an impression on me it was one of the first I bought my kids when they were young.

    ftr, my second favorite was The Red Balloon, a photo book of a child in France with a magic, for lack of a better word, balloon.



    I'm sure you younger guys don't remember this stuff (maybe the Sendak book, I think they made a movie recently) how about the older folk?

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    ...read 'where the wild thing are' many times to my kids and we've all had a Red Ballon...

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    by age 8 I was already into my brothers stash of Playboys...so no....

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    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by WestCoastOffensive View Post
    RIP
    hate to interrupt this somber thread but I just noticed ur avatar...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    hate to interrupt this somber thread but I just noticed ur avatar...lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    ...authored what was the favorite book of my childhood, Where the Wild Things Are



    This book made such an impression on me it was one of the first I bought my kids when they were young.

    ftr, my second favorite was The Red Balloon, a photo book of a child in France with a magic, for lack of a better word, balloon.



    I'm sure you younger guys don't remember this stuff (maybe the Sendak book, I think they made a movie recently) how about the older folk?
    Strangely enough, both those books were out on my son's dresser this morning as I went to work. I remember the Red Balloon from growing up, and someone just bought it for him. And Wild Things is Top 3 in my house. Is Your Mama a Llama will always be #1 though.

    Between Wild Things, Chicken Soup With Rice and In the Night Kitchen, I feel like we have a Maurice Sendak library. Considering its 2012, that's some pretty impressive staying power for the guy.

    RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    by age 8 I was already into my sisters stash of Playgirls...so no....
    FYP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    by age 8 I was already into my brothers stash of Playboys...so no....

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    Strangely enough, both those books were out on my son's dresser this morning as I went to work.
    that's fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peebag View Post
    hate to interrupt this somber thread but I just noticed ur avatar...lol
    Just noticed your LMAO

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    Awesome book.

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    I thought the recent movie version was well done too. Any thoughts?

    RIP Mr. Writer guy.


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    RIP.

    For those of you with younger kids, he also was responsible for "Little Bear".

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snbCANgpkGE

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post

    Between Wild Things, Chicken Soup With Rice and In the Night Kitchen, I feel like we have a Maurice Sendak library. Considering its 2012, that's some pretty impressive staying power for the guy.

    RIP
    Do you have the video "I'm Really Rosie"?

    It's a Carol King narrated/song written cartoon version of Chicken Soup With Rice, Pierre, Alligator's All Around and One Was Johnny. We had it for the kids when they were really young and they wore that tape out. Might be available on Amazon.

    I remember my mother reading Where The Wild Things Are to ME back in the mid-1960's , read it all my kids countless times decades later.

    Good memories.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warfish View Post
    FYP
    oh it's on...like donkey kong.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JStokes View Post
    Do you have the video "I'm Really Rosie"?

    It's a Carol King narrated/song written cartoon version of Chicken Soup With Rice, Pierre, Alligator's All Around and One Was Johnny. We had it for the kids when they were really young and they wore that tape out. Might be available on Amazon.

    I remember my mother reading Where The Wild Things Are to ME back in the mid-1960's , read it all my kids countless times decades later.

    Good memories.

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    Yup - We have it. Or had it. We moved in September and I haven't seen it since. But that was one of Jonah's (my 5 year old's) favorite. I can't remember if we had the video first or the book, but whenever we'd read the book, we'd sing it. And trust me, if you think Carol King has a good voice, you ain't heard nuthin yet.

    And I love Pierre. That dude just don't care.

    Just makes you realize....there are some real bad ass children's books out there.
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    Children's books and "programming" are bad for kids....

    "Are you happy?"

    "I'm happy!!"

    "Happy happy happy happy happy".

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Children's books and "programming" are bad for kids....

    "Are you happy?"

    "I'm happy!!"

    "Happy happy happy happy happy".
    I'm not happy with this new Sponge Bob obsession, I tell you that much. My lil one has been running around our apartment shouting "Whayd Shponge Bob go?"

    I don't find the fact that he lives in a pineapple under the sea at all compelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    Children's books and "programming" are bad for kids....

    "Are you happy?"

    "I'm happy!!"

    "Happy happy happy happy happy".
    ah, see you need to read the two I mentioned, monsters threaten to eat the child in Wild THings, and a kid gets carried off by balloons in the Red Balloon...it's only nowdays that we've become so touchy feely

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