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.
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.