A MOMster Birthday Greeting!


Maurice Sendak turns 81 today. Happy Birthday, Mr. Sendak!
(Who, by the way, is no stranger to this Blog. We mentioned a celebrity birthday party inspired by his book Where the Wild Things Are in You Got A Book In My Party. You Got A Party In My Book)

In honor of this classic book and its vanguard author (His fanged monsters were new territory in the land of Children’s Books at the time. Hard to believe with our Sesame Street friends today), I’m feeling very bookish!

No news here: I am always looking for great Children’s Books. I think they make great gifts and great activities. Here’s the news: I found a new blog that is a great resource The BookNosher. This lady knows her stuff with a very impressive background in Family Literacy programs. Upon visiting Picture Books For Your Graduate, I found out about this lovely book Only One You by Linda Kranz, which I promptly went out to buy.


And the BookNosher was kind enough to indulge my request for a book to pair with our Snake Party Blowers. She suggested Verdi by Janell Cannon, the same author of Stellaluna.

Hmmm, I wonder what kind of part Mr. Sendak is having? Well, if he makes snake party blowers, tell us how it goes and don’t forget the book!

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3 Responses to “A MOMster Birthday Greeting!”


  1. 1 AlyGatr June 10, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Mr Sendak. We love him in our house, though lately Amelia has been partial to Little Bear. We have a Scholastic DVD collection with 3 of his stories on it and she watches them over and over.

  2. 2 Party MOMster June 10, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    My staffers went through a Little Bear phase, but I found that hard to sit through (isn't it all about me?). It is up there with Calliou on my list of painful Kid's TV shows — not to forget Teletubbies (is that still on?)and that other trippy one, Boobah. GROAN!

  3. 3 AlyGatr June 11, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Funny! Calliou makes me want to pierce my ear drums…I totally agree. I actually like Little Bear, so that means it is allowed 🙂 I refused to let Amelia watch Dora the Explorer because her freaking map drives me insane, but I eventually lost the battle…and now she's learning Spanish, which my FIL's family LOVES, so I grit my teeth and live through it. Teletubbies and Boobah…FORGET ABOUT IT. I'm convinced whoever wrote those…oh yes, and Yo Gabba Gabba too…was tripping on some serious Ecstasy.


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