where the wild things are

“Inside all of us is a Wild Thing”
— Where the Wild Things Are

Where_The_Wild_Things_AreI knew this was a special story the first time around.  I remember reading Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are to my younger brother (about 1969 or so) and, of course, to my own daughters. Somehow I scored the one well-worn copy and have it tucked away for my future grandchildren. Funny thing about WTWTA, I thought I was the only one who loved Max and his wolf suit.

Nine sentences. It had adventure, hope, fear, wonder, and the goodness of home in just a few wonderful pages.

Unless you have been hiding in your room, or on a deserted island nurturing your own inner-wild thing, you know that next week, the much anticipated Spike Jonze-Dave Eggers movie will be released October 16.

(There’s something a little goofy with the trailer. You just have to click the You Tube link. Go ahead, it’s worth it.)

There’s more, of course. Steven Heller wrote a wonderful interview with writer and illustrator, Maurice Sendak.

And Dave Eggers (my new superhero) has written a 300-page novelization, The Wild Things. The cover alone makes me want to buy it.

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Furry and standard editions. (Update: I ordered the furry guy.)

Here’s a cool piece about Geoff McFetridge, the title designer (it’s the official Wild Things blog). Check out the design studies. What a project.

And, there’s a WTWTA week in New York and WTWTA fashion at Urban Outfitters.

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And you know, there’s an iPhone app.

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Me, I’ll take the movie, and maybe the music. And the book of fur.

Let the wild rumpus start!

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