It must seem like we wander around aimlessly and run right into really awesome stuff here in Philly, and it’s actually kind of true. Last week we passed by the Rosenbach Museum and Library, which from the outside looks like just another beautiful house on the most gorgeous street in town. We noticed a sign outside that said “Maurice Sendak Building.” S. mentioned that he loves Maurice Sendak (of Where the Wild Things Are fame), and I told him we ought to go in.
When we saw that there was a gift shop, it was a done deal. We bought the poster above, which we love because it celebrates Philly in a really fun way.
I decided we should try to get it signed before we get it framed, because, you know, that’ll be easy. Since Sendak has a new book out (Bumble-Ardy), I set up a Sendak Google alert, in case he does a book signing somewhere. I’m losing hope that I can make this happen, but my Google alert yielded some interesting results, or rather, the same interesting result over and over and over and over…All of the news that’s fit to print about Maurice Sendak right now is that he was on Stephen Colbert’s show twice this week in a segment called Grim Colberty Tales (love it!). You should watch it. It’s hilarious.