Not long ago, 81-year-old Mr. Sendak was interviewed for Newsweek magazine. The interview was intended to promote the film version of "Where The Wild Things Are" but no doubt wound up offending parents all over the country (I soooo love it!) . My favorite part went like this:
Reporter: "What do you say to parents who think the 'Wild Things' film may be too scary?"
Sendak: "I would tell them to go to hell. That's a question I will not tolerate." Reporter: "Because kids can handle it?"
Sendak: "If they can't handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like. But it's not a question that can be answered."