Wednesday, 26 October 2011

let the wild rumpus start

The Stockholm Subway by Chuck Groenink

This drawing is so eerily perfect I can't stop looking at it.
Also it really reminds me of Maurice Sendak's picture book Where the Wild Things Are

One day I swear I'll dress up as Max from Where the Wild Things Are for Hallowe'en and I'll throw a wild rumpus on a subway.

Where the Wild Things Are was one of my favourite picture books as a kid, along with everything Roald Dahl and Astrid Lindgren and Kirsi Kunnas. What were your favourite books when you were little? Also, what's your Hallowe'en costume going to be?


  1. I loved Where The Wild Things Are, as well as any and everything by Roald Dahl and Dr. Seuss.

    Going to be a mime for Halloween, since I don't feel like buying an actual costume. Anymore I'm more focused on the make up than the outfit for my costumes. Makes a huge difference.


  2. I loved Roald Dahl, Maurice Sendak, Astrid Lindgren and Kirsi Kunnas too. When I was older, I started reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little house in the prairie-series and books by Maria Gripe. I guess my mother influenced my reading quite a lot when I was younger.

    PS. I met Kirsi Kunnas yesterday in a culture event and I was introduced to her! She is so lovely, honest and spirited! She has something to say about everything. She said also, that I should continue writing, no matter what happens.


  3. Summer: Oh, Dr. Seuss! He is brilliant. And a mime is a great idea for Hallowe'en, I'd love to be able to do make-up well enough to pull off something like that.

    Ii: Oh that is so cool! I've met her when I was maybe three years old or so (she's a friend of my grandmother's), but I can't remember anything of the encounter. And I'm entirely unsurprised by her encouraging you to write, as you probably could have guessed. :>

    PS. You'll be getting a letter soon, I promise!