Google Doodles Where The Wild Things Are For Maurice Sendak’s 85th Birthday

Beloved children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak is being celebrated today on Google’s home page with an animated Doodle showcasing the author’s work. Users can click the play icon to view an animated wheel of Sendak’s characters.

Born June 10, 1928 in Brooklyn, New York, Sendak would have been 85 years old today. He passed just over a year ago from a stroke in Danbury, Connecticut.

Here is a video of the Doodle:

The last screen of the Google logo today celebrates the 85th birthday with many of the characters all standing together for the celebration.


The New York Times called Sendak “the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century.”

To check out the Google Doodle today, go to and click the play button. The movie will last just under two minutes.

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