Sendak on being a Wild Thing

The Guardian have a piece on Maurice Sendak’s rebuttal to parents fear of Where the Wild Thigs Are. I heard him on an archive piece on Radio 4 where he said that he thought that parents ought to go to Hell if they are worried about the Wild Things. It reminds me about The Observer’s reaction to Margo Lanagan’s Tender Morsels and the sensible reactions to the attempt at moral panic. ItsĀ  about time that some sense came back into responses to children’s literature.

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