Much of the reason that I love books comes from his beautifully written and illustrated books. He wrote not for children, but for a children's interests. He didn't shy away from the more 'adult' topics and emotions, but he cleverly disguised them in a way that children would understand them. He didn't have to be vulgar or pander to them. He wrote and we listened. And we knew.
I still don't know if I will ever use these envelopes. But one thing is for sure... it was certainly nice to be King of the Wild Things for a time.
... Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye 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.