Here's an amusing reading of the story performed by Owen from Dad Labs. I shared a lot of his thoughts when I first read the book, except that the bakers didn't look like fat Hitlers to me... I just saw Oliver Hardy. However, I totally felt the same way about the "Cock-a-doodle-do!" bit...
Sunday, July 26, 2009
In the Night Kitchen
My daughter adores a rather bizarre little tale- In the Night Kitchen written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak of Where The Wild Things Are fame. It came across to me as a bit of an acid trip, but not all stories have to have glaringly obvious moral lessons (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, anyone?) and I found it rather charming that he dared to include innocent child nudity which freaked out enough people to have it pulled from some library shelves.