Monday, March 22, 2010
A HOLE IS TO DIG
This is -hands down- my favorite of the rejected library books.
By Ruth Krauss, pictures by Maurice Sendak (Harper & Row, 1952).
Ruth and Maurice have produced 8 books together since the 1940's. Both are giant innovators in children's literature. Early in her career, Ruth was a member of the Experimental Writer's Laboratory at the Bank Street School in NYC, an experimental nursery school founded by Lucy Mitchell that passed students through to Caroline Pratt's City and Country School.