Where the Wild Things Are was my favorite book to read to my daughter. If you haven't seen this moving film adaptation of the children's book yet, rent it.
Maurice Sendak created a world in which even when you were a wild thing and had to be sent to your room without supper, there was still hot soup waiting for you.
The New York Times - Maurice Sendak, Author of Splendid Nightmares, Dies at 83
NPR - Maurice Sendak, 'Where Wild Things Are' Author, Dies
PBS - Maurice Sendak: "Where the Wild Things Are"
Huffington Post - Maurice Sendak Dead: Stephen Colbert Remembers Author On 'Live With Kelly'
The Guardian - Maurice Sendak obituary