Monday, December 22, 2008

Tomi Ungerer Returns (thank goodness): “I think children have to be respected...there should not be a limit of vocabulary."

“No one, I dare say, no one was as original,” Mr. Sendak said of him. “Tomi influenced everybody.”

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.”
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. 

And if Mr. Sendak has the above to say about Tomi, isn't it a good idea to find out a bit more?