Today, Google lets the wild rumpus start with an animated Doodle honoring famous American writer and illustrator Maurice Sendak.
Sendak was best known for his classic 1963 children's book Where the Wild Things Are, which has sold millions upon million of copies worldwide and has been adapted into animated shorts and a feature film. Many kids have grown up on the story of Max and his bedroom voyage to the world of the "Wild Things" over the past 50 years.
Sendak was more than just one famous book, however. In his career, Sendak authored a couple dozen books, including 1962's The Nutshell Library (4 books) and 1970's In the Night Kitchen - and he illustrated countless others.
He won the prestigious Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and was eventually awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1996.
Sendak died in 2012 after complications from a stroke. He was born on June 10th, 1928 - so today's Google Doodle is celebrating what would be his 85th birthday. The lovely animated doodle spins a wheel around some of Sendak's most beloved works.http://www.youtube.com/embed/UG2bVFZqPb8