Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Open House for Butterflies

Strolling through downtown Kennett Square last weekend, a small book in the window of RLD Books
lured me in to the shop.
A page from
Open House for Butterflies
by Ruth Krauss
pictures by Maurice Sendak
Harper & Row, Publishers ©1960
Open House for Butterflies written by Ruth Krauss and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.  I loved the title, of course,  the work of Maurice Sendak is incomparable, and the simple childlike insight of Ruth Krauss with phrases like "Lapkin is a good word to know," was all I needed. The book came home with me.

So glad it did.

Maurice Sendak passed away today.  We will miss you Maurice.  May you find peace where the wild things are...

1 comment:

Carol said...

What a beautiful tribute to Mr. Sendak, Nanci. And, of course, "Open House for Butterflies," would catch your eye.