Maurice Sendak has been called “the Picasso of children’s books.” But he is much more than that. There has not been another author/artist working during the past fifty years who comes close to his combined genius in both line and word. Only Beatrix Potter in this century might be thought of as comparable.
— Justin Schiller
In Memory of Maurice Sendak (1928 − 2012) Maurice Sendak’s Yiddish Heart: A Remembrance