Maurice Sendak to release new book, "Bumble-Ardy"Juxtapoz // Saturday, 02 Apr 2011
Maurice Sendak is back! One of the greatest children's authors is set to release his first book in 30 years, a book he authored and illustrated titled, "Bumble-Ardy." If that sounds familar, it's because it is based on a character Sendak developed in 1971 for Sesame Street, a short that Jim Henson produced.
The "Where the Wild Things Are" author, who won Caldecott Metal in 1964 for that classic, told the Wall Street Journal that he is bringing "Bumble-Ardy back because, "He was funny. He was robust. He was sly. He was a sneak. He was all the things I like."
The LA Times explains that "Bumble-Ard tells the story of a "young pig who has never had a birthday party, so on his ninth birthday he takes matters into his own hands and invites nine pigs over for a forbidden party. "