Maurice Sendak’s first pop-up book!
They’re all here! Everybody’s favorite monsters are just going about their business when a plucky little boy wanders into their cuckoo house. And what does he want? He wants Mommy!
No matter how scary these monsters are, there’s no besting a little boy who’s looking for his mommy. In one hilarious pop-up extravaganza after another, this kid shows them a thing or two.
<p><b>Arthur Yorinks</b> has written and directed for opera, theater, dance, film, and radio and is the author of over thirty-five acclaimed and award-winning books, including <i>Hey, Al</i>, a children’s book, which earned the Caldecott Medal in 1987. From the age of 6, Yorinks studied to be a classical pianist, under former Juilliard professor Robert Bedford. At 17, veering from a potential profession as a classical musician, Yorinks began over four decades of writing and working in the performing arts. In the field of opera, Yorinks was Philip Glass’s librettist for the operas The Juniper Tree and The Fall of the House of Usher.</p><p>Through his forty years of picture-book making, he has teamed up with many famed illustrators including Maurice Sendak, William Steig, Mort Drucker, David Small, and Richard Egielski. His book, <i>Mommy?</i>, was a New York Times bestseller. Mr. Yorinks lives in New York City and continues to write and direct.</p>
Maurice Sendak was born June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for <i>Where the Wild Things Are</i>. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983, Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution of arts in America. He illustrated over 80 books. He died May 8, 2012.
<p>Matthew Reinhart is a <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author, illustrator, and paper engineer for intricate pop-up books, including <em>Cinderella: A Pop-up Fairy Tale</em> and <em>The Jungle Book</em>. He has collaborated with celebrated authors, including his partner, Robert Sabuda, on their dimensional book series, Encyclopedia Prehistorica; and the legendary Maurice Sendak on his pop-up book, <em>Mommy?</em></p>
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