Yesterday, I was saddened to hear that Maurice Sendak passed away. He was such an avant-garde writer and illustrator of children’s literature. His vision was truly unique. Over the years, his words and images have become such a happy part of our family’s bedtime reading; helping us to stretch our imaginations, think creatively and laugh.
I found it funny yesterday when my kids and I returned home from school to find a butterfly at our front steps. It floated around us for a bit and even tried to get inside of our house when we opened the door. My 7-year-old gently guided it out and the carefree butterfly happily fluttered off. “She must think this is an open house for butterflies!”, I said. My mind went directly to the illustrations from Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak’s book of the same name and my daughter and I agreed that the moment was a funny and heart-warming experience.
I thought it would be nice to do a Maurice Sendak book giveaway for you today. You can enter for a chance to win his book, Open House For Butterflies, by leaving your contact information in the “comments” section of this post or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Winner will be chosen at random & contacted via email. One entry per person. Deadline for entry is May 21, 2012 – 12:00 pm CST. Good Luck!
##This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Gail L. from California!##