Google Celebrates Birthday of "Where the Wild Things Are" Writer

In honor of Sendak, Google has turned their homepage into an animated homage to his work.

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    During his more than half century career in children's literature, Sendak published over 40 stories as both a writer and an illustrator.

    Google celebrated the career of late children's author Maurice Sendak today by turning its homepage into an animated homage of his work.

    Featuring characters and scenes from various Sendak stories such as "Where the Wild Things Are," "Bumble-ardy" and "In the Night Kitchen," the doodle quickly became a hit on Twitter:

    Sendak passed away in May 2012, three years after his his magnum opus "Where the Wild Things Are," was turned into a feature film. During his more than half century career in children's literature, Sendak published over 40 stories as both a writer and an illustrator.