“No one, I dare say, no one was as original,” Mr. Sendak said of him. “Tomi influenced everybody.”There's a wonderful article and slide show on Tomi Ungerer and his work in the New York Times this weekend. "The Three Robbers" is now an animated film.
Burton Pike, a professor emeritus of comparative literature who became friends with Mr. Ungerer in the 1950s, said: “He’s never lost the feeling of how a child sees the world. And a child’s view is not really sentimental.”
And if Mr. Sendak has the above to say about Tomi, isn't it a good idea to find out a bit more?