the sign on rosie's door

Maurice Sendak's books—they are the stuff of childhood.  There are few who capture the heart of childhood as intuitively as he did.  In The Sign on Rosie's Door, he delves into the pretend world of children with its energy, noisiness, stomping around, imagining, game-inventing and traversing worlds.  Their animated gestures, candid expressions and wide-eyed sensibilities are expressed so deftly in his illustrations.  Let them play, he is saying.  Let them play.

This is what childhood used to be like, before this era of myriad lessons, activities, electronic devices, workbooks and scheduled play dates.

Hope everyone is seeing more free time in their days with the arrival of summer, including unstructured time for play!