Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life by Maurice Sendak . Maurice Sendak’s books have been, right along, projections of concepts rather than pictorializations of plots, so that it is almost gratuitous to. Discovering ‘Higglety Pigglety Pop!’ as an adult, Malcolm Jones came late to Sendak’s world and never left.

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Jennie is based on Sendak’s own dog, Jennie, and the book was written as her memorial. Nov 05, Gloriamarie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

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They decided instead to primarily make use of puppetrycombined with some stop-motion. I’m not a huge fan of that Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland technique of one bizarre thing linked to another, which is kind of how the story feels at times. In ipgglety end, she finds the interest in becoming an actress and believes it is the right answer to her happiness!

KIRKUS REVIEW Maurice Sendak’s books have been, right along, projections of concepts rather than pictorializations oigglety plots, so that it is almost gratuitous to hail his arrival as an author; but this tidy little package, despite its sendam and shape, is not a picture book, nor is it, like Hector Protector an elaboration of Mother Goose for little children – there is more to life, and his supple style matches his consummate skill as an artist.


I love this book dearly and recommend it to anyone goin This is one of the most special books of my childhood, and admittedly an unusual one. So, I definitely expected something lovely, but was surprised by just how much this hitglety endeared and moved me.

Instead we find that the journey was exciting, surprising, trying, and sometimes a little sad. I love Sendak’s unconventional children books, a lot of them seem to Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life by Maurice Sendak

The story itself is about a terrier who has seemingly has everything but wants more. So she leaves her house and goes on an adventure. Sendak is a genius. Nov 03, Joseph rated it it was amazing Shelves: I knew the illustrations were black and white, and that it was a chapter book. Though, he does say that he doesn’t make children’s books, people just seem to label it to be for children.

But it’s amazing how unhelpful Google is when you’re searching for random memories you can’t quite trust from a 7 year old brain. A Portrait of Maurice Sendak. I’ve had this in my collection for, um, decades, but somehow it just kept missing me.

They still are now. However, she certainly never dreamed of the type of experience she would, er, experience. Jan 28, Erin Good rated it it was amazing. Philip Sendak father Jack Sendak brother.

Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Trivia About Higglety Pigglety I want something I do not have. Retrieved 21 December To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Then just yesterday, at a stop at a thrift store, I looked up at the top shelf and saw something familiar: It’s not quite what I had remembered! Mauric film is set in 17 different locations, with a total of 25 scenes.


As the new nurse hired to feed Baby, she is a failure, and, she isn’t even eaten by the lion like the other unsuccessful nurses, but she does stick her head in the lion’s mouth, and that, as someone says, is an experience! It is both funny and dark, weird and wonderful, with Jennie the terrier who packs her bag and sets off to find They present at once a playful humor as she interacts with other characters—many of them animals, as well as one baby—and a sense of the isolation that looms and encroaches upon her.

Jonze also served as producer along with Vincent Landay and Marcy Page. May 08, Siskiyou-Suzy rated it it was amazing Shelves: It acts as a catalyst for deeper thought.

Jennie’s Search for “More to Life” in Maurice Sendak’s “Higglety Pigglety Pop!”

I don’t have a strong opinion about this story either way, I believe it is a cute book with a sweet storyline but I don’t see it as one of the best children’s books I’ve ever read, or the worst.

I think as a kid, the illustrations must have been very striking. From the lines of Mother Goose, Mr. Highly recommended for weird children of any age.