Maurice Sendak, RIP: Let the wild rumpus in heaven start

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The “Where the wild things are” author died today at the age of 83. He suffered a stroke last Friday. Where the wild things are is trending this morning, in remembrance of the author and his most famous book.

“And now,” cried Max, “Let the wild rumpus start!”

I heard those words first cuddled up beside my mother as a two-year-old. She would roar a terrible roar and gnash her terrible teeth as she read the 338 words that composed Maurice Sendak’s most famous book, “Where the Wild Things Are.”

We all remember hearing those words and us mamas still read them to our little ones.

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A collective sad sigh in our agency this morning – across all age groups. RIP Maurice Sendak: http://t.co/DoZ6Cev2

— Buchanan PR (@BuchananPR) May 8, 2012

Where the Wild Things Are was far and away the most important book I read as a child http://t.co/22LmDZzL #mauricesendak

— D.B. Jackson (@DBJacksonAuthor) May 8, 2012

"When my mother read us [Where the Wild Things Are], she was telling us she loved us even when we were bad." http://t.co/cWl9CtE9

— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 8, 2012

Celebrities are also remembering and mourning the loss.

NEWS: Maurice Sendak has gone to the place where there will always be milk for the morning cake, wild things eating … http://t.co/QzOOQPag

— Alex McCord (@mccordalex) May 8, 2012

RIP Maurice Sendak. A couple of your books were huge to me when I was a kid. Lot of great memories thinking about them.

— Slash (@Slash) May 8, 2012

Actually, "Where the wild things are" was the catalyst for many a parent/teacher conference. IiiI; )'

— Slash (@Slash) May 8, 2012

@BreakingNews: Maurice Sendak, author of 'Where the Wild Things Are,' dies at 83 – @nytimes”. Rest in wonderful fantasies

— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) May 8, 2012

Rest in peace — and wild rumpuses.

And more memories.

"Please don't go. We'll eat you up. We love you so."-Maurice Sendak, author of "Where the Wild Things Are," dies at 83. #thankyoumaurice

— Ann Curry (@AnnCurry) May 8, 2012

@EWeitzman my third grader who is now 40 as max in WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) May 8, 2012

RT @Shopaholic_918: ENJOY!! Maurice #Sendak himself reading Where the Wild Things Are http://t.co/idV8N8HA (Barnes & Noble Studio)

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 8, 2012

Here's POTUS reading from "Where the Wild Things Are" to some kids > http://t.co/AgxGI3Fp

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 8, 2012

Maurice Sendak has sailed to where the wild things are. May he be as happy there as the generations of children he delighted.

— John Hayward (@Doc_0) May 8, 2012

Amen.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/08/maurice-sendak-rip-let-the-wild-rumpus-in-heaven-start/

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