French writer illustrator Tomi Ungerer lived through the German occupation of France. Those early war time experiences colored the dark and often scary stories that he wrote for children.
Maurice Sendak, widely considered one of the most influential children's book authors of the 20th century, died on Tuesday at the age of 83. Sendak's imaginative and unsettling books broke boundaries in the world of children's literature.
Maurice Sendak, the US author of the best-selling children's book Where the Wild Things Are, has died aged 83. He wrote some 17 books and was a prolific illustrator, but was best-known for his 1963 tale of Max, who became the "King of all Wild Things."
It's Friday morning and we're talking about what everyone is talking about: "Where the Wild Things Are." The highly anticipated adaptation of a long-beloved children's books hits theaters today.