Random Story Fact: Where The Wild Things Are... And Horses - Anita's Notebook


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*Random Story Fact: Where The Wild Things Are… And Horses*

An illustration from the book Where The Wild Things are written and drawn by Maurica Sendak.Where The Wild Things Are was originally named Land Of Wild Horses. But…

Once the author started working on the book he realized he couldn’t draw horses.

So he changed the horses to monsters.

What do you think, was it a good call? Would you rather have horses or monsters?

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5 Comments  »

  1. Anita says:

    I vote monsters :P.

  2. StumbleBum says:

    I love the monsters too.

    I am sad to report that Maurice Sendak died today. :-(

    • Anita says:

      Oh no :(. RIP Maurice Sendak. I take a bit of solace in the fact that he got 83 years of life, but still what a loss.

  3. Liz says:

    Though I’m a lifelong lover (and friend) of horses, I’m glad he went with monsters. He was just so Good with them! I can’t chalk your feeling that this book was one of the most beloved of all time up to bias, Anita; I believe it actually was – along with some of his other work! (Yeah, I’m combining two of your posts here :)

    I remember loving it as a kid, reading it -successfully- many times while babysitting, and, best of all, the nighttime ritual it became for my son and I – at his insistence, many moons ago. (He’d agree to a completely new book – as long as I’d read that as well.)

    Sorry to monopolize your blog; too many memories flooded my mind, triggered by the news of his death, and your posts. I was saddened to hear of the apparent unhappiness he suffered throughout much of his life, especially juxtaposed against how much joy he brought to so many! (My hope is that the media got that one wrong!) Like you, I hope he’s resting in peace -and happiness!- now.

    And thanks, Anita, for your posts!!

    • Anita says:

      Hi Liz,

      No need to be sorry, I love comments! I hope he truly knew what an impact he had on the world, just to think about how much joy he brought to parents and children alike is mind boggling. It’s amazing how much good he was able to do with a single book <3.