• "Sendak is the daddy of them all when it comes to picture books - the words, the rhythm and the design are all wonderful."

    S Magazine, Sunday Express
  • "The greatest picture book ever written"

  • "The key to Sendak's success and to the continuing hipness of his book, is that it's hero is not a good child . . . the book is, in fact, extraordinarily childcentric, a book written for and about terrible infants, the kind of terrible infants that most children really are and that all adults remain for much of the time"

    The Times
  • "Gripping, ingenious and uplifting . . . a shrewd, fierce, healing book"