Maurice Sendak Google Doodle


Today 10 June 2013 when you visit the Google Search engine you will be greeted by a monkey pointing towards the play button in the Google Doodle. The Google Doodle today is about the life and legacy of Maurice Sendak. Maurice Bernard Sendak was an American illustrator and writer of children’s books. He is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, first published in 1963.

Maurice Sendak

Google have used their doodle in a very clever way today, showcasing some of the most popular and well-known characters from Maurice Sendak’s work. Maurice Sendak was born on June 10, 1928, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York in the United States and passed on, on the 8th of May 2012 in Danbury, Connecticut, United States. If you are not familiar with Maurice Sendak you can visit the article about Maurice Sendak on Wikipedia where they provide lots of detail about Maurice Sendak and specifically the books he authored and the Illustrations he have done.

Some of Maurice Sendak best books include:

  • Where the Wild Things Are – Featured in Today’s Google Doodle
  • Seven Little Monsters
  • Outside Over There
  • We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy
  • In the Night Kitchen

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak Illustrations:

  • The Animal Family
  • The Saturday Evening Post
  • The Golden Key
  • Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s Farm
  • The Giant Story

Maurice Sendak Google Doodle

In the Google Doodle one can see the story of “Where the Wild Things Are” this story is one of the stories Maurice Sendak is most famous for. In the google Doodle one can easily recognize some of the characters from Maurice Sendak’s books and illustrations. In my opinion the Doodle who created the Maurice Sendak Google Doodle today have done a stunning job with the doodle portraying the works of Maurice Sendak.

google doodle

I especially love the new concept where Google use the animation inside the half circle. Today is 85th years after the birth of Maurice Sendak and Google are using his birthday to celebrate his life and legacy.