Battle Of The Bedtime Storytellers: Richard Scarry vs Maurice Sendak

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Richard Scarry and Maurice Sendak are forever linked in the minds of everyone (or librarians, anyway), because both published breakthrough works of children’s literature in 1963. Scarry, who would have been 95 this week, and Sendak, who passed away two years ago last month, had almost nothing in common beyond the enduring popularity of their catalogs. But whether you’re a Where The Wild Things Are guy or a Best Word Book Ever guy, everyone can agree that a scientific analysis of these two Kings Of The Kids Books is long overdue.

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