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Maurice Sendak

A wild thing who made his art sing

A wild thing who made his art sing

During a 2003 "Fresh Air" interview with NPR's Terry Gross, Maurice Sendak, the much-praised children's book artist responsible for "Where the Wild Things Are," admitted that he never created picture books with children in mind. "I've convinced myself — I hope I'm right — that children despair of you if you don't tell them the truth," the author, who died in 2012, said. "And if they don't like what they hear, that's tough bananas."

You won't find those words strung on a wall at the Young at Art Museum in Davie, the venue picking up its first traveling exhibit, "Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak in His Own Words and Pictures,"...