Fun Facts About Maurice Sendak:
-He said the creatures in Where the Wild Things Are were based on his relatives.
-At age 20, he built window displays at the iconic F.A.O. Schwartz toy store in NYC. Through the book buyer there, he met Harper & Row editor, Ursula Nordstrom, the most famous editor of children’s books of all time and the rest, as they say, is history.
-Sometimes it’s better to not be terribly good at something: Both Max’s and the creatures’ adorable feet in Where the Wild Things Are add to the unique whimsy leaping from each page. “I never learned to draw feet,” Sendak is known to have said.