and it was still hot.

Literary Tattoos: Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

This belongs to Amanda.

This final sentence-fragment, featured on the last, image-less page of Where the Wild Things AreLiterary Tattoos: Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak , is a meaningful touchstone for me, as a mother, because of its simple message about the steadfast nature of parental love.

Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye
and sailed back over a year and in and out of weeks and through a day
and into the night of his very own room, where he found his supper waiting for him

and it was still hot.

Where the Wild Things Are Week, Day 4

Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are comes out on October 16th!

Literary Tattoos: Where the Wild Things Are Theme Weeks Maurice Sendak Illustrations Literary Tattoos: Where the Wild Things Are Theme Weeks Maurice Sendak Illustrations

This is Miss Grace‘s tattoo of one of the Wild Rumpus scenes from Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak:

I’ve wanted this tattoo for almost a decade.  My favorite book as a child, my son’s favorite book now.  I am a children’s services librarian by training (although sadly not by trade – I’m currently in a bookstore), and I wrote extensively on the work of Maurice Sendak, and specifically Where the Wild Things Are, in conjunction with earning my master’s degree.  I’m going to have have it colored true to the original illustration.  Tattooist is George Campise.