In honor of the late Maurice Sendak, childhood memories and banned books, I ordered this today. I'm certain the naked toddler illustrations will not offend my children, though I understand why some teachers feel the need to add felt shorts to the drawings before reading it to their students.
I also bought Chicken Soup with Rice by Sendak. It is still published with the same cover art that I enjoyed as a kindergartner. I can't wait to share both these bedtime books with Henry and Liam. They've already enjoyed this, a book I remember well from my childhood:
Now if I could just find that book about the ice cream shop that falls out of favor with the neighborhood children. Talk about obscure! Well, not to worry--thanks to Amazon, our shelves are well-stocked for the foreseeable future.