Maurice Sendak, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Creator, Honored in Monday's Google Doodle

Maurice Sendak, 'Where the Wild Things Are' Creator, Honored in Monday's Google Doodle

The writer and illustrator of children's books would have been 85 today

If you Googled anything on Monday (including TheWrap), you probably noticed a pretty sweet rotating animated Doodle. The drawing is a tribute to “Where the Wild Things Are” illustrator and author Maurice Sendak’s 85th birthday.

Unfortunately, Sendak is not alive to see it.

Also read: Maurice Sendak, 'Where the Wild Things Are' Creator, Dies at 83

Sendak, who died on May 8, 2012 at age 83, was also the writer of the somewhat controversial “In the Night Kitchen,” which is represented in the animated tribute.

The spinning Doodle, which depicts “a walk around the world,” ends on an appropriate note – the birthday party scene from “Bumble-Ardy,” Sendak’s final work.

Watch the Google Doodle in its entirety.