When asked, Maurice Sendak insisted that he was not a comics artist, but an illustrator. However, it's hard to not notice comics aspects in works like In the Night Kitchen. The child of the story is depicted floating from panel to panel as he drifts through the fantastic dream world of the bakers' kitchen. Sendak's use of multiple panels and integrated hand-lettered text is an interesting contrast to his more traditional children's books containing single-page illustrations such as his wildly popular Where the Wild Things Are. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. He also received the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, the only American ever awarded this international honor; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts. In 2003 Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.
Fantastic drawings...Fun story. I had this book as a child and now my daughter and I enjoy it together! Thanks!Published on June 16 2013 by mbax
I am buying it for his 44th birthday....He will be surprised. I loved readng it to him.
The drawings and story are fun and very memorable.
This book has survived the test of time and is one of the favorites of my grandchildren and great grandchildren. Read morePublished on April 16 2006 by Betty L. Dravis
Mickey is a fantastic throwback to the lovely lovely adventures of Little Nemo In Slumberland, an illustrated comic in American newspapers during the early 20th century. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Alice C. Teeple
My mother read this book to my sisters and I many times when we were children. I still love it! I have bought it for all of my friends who have children. Read morePublished on July 6 2004
I bought this book for my yet to be born child because my husband and I love cooking and we liked "Where the Wild Things Are". Read morePublished on June 22 2004
It continues to amaze me how much of my childhood I can't remember. All the lesson I've learned from my parents were taking in, whether I truly listened was a different issue... Read morePublished on March 10 2004 by Samantha Rochester
I remember reading this book as a child and I have to say that I was neither disturbed by the nudity nor frightened by anything in the book. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004 by Tov
My son is twenty now, but I can still recite this book because I read it to him so many times when he was small. Read morePublished on Jan. 23 2004