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Friday Funday: Maurice Sendak on the Colbert Report

Crochety children's book writer Maurice Sendak explains how he feels about the current state of children's books (hates it!) and celebrities writing for kids. This is pt. 2 of an interview with Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report. Enjoy!



Maurice Sendak & Stephen Colbert

I don't know what rock I've been under lately. How could I not have known that Maurice Sendak had a new book? So evidently, it is true that a lot of folks get their news from The Colbert Report and The Daily Show, at least *I* just did while watching pt. 2 of this Stephen Colbert interview with Sendak. Part 1 is here and just as funny and may be even funnier!
Thank you, CLEL. for posting this video!  Because of you posting this interview here I learned the following:
1. Maurice Sendak has published a new book.
2. Sendak never set out to write children's books.
3. Sendak is crotchety but oh, so delightful and funny as heck.
4. Sendak shouldn't be allowed to write children's books (according to Colbert).
5. Sendak doesn't like "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" (neither do I).
6. Sendak hates ebooks.
I suggest you watch both parts. Learn and enjoy!!
Bobbi Jones
Denver Public Library

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