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Google’s latest doodle celebrates Maurice Sendak & Where the Wild Things Are

Google has been cooking up clever “doodles” that celebrate people and events for years. Today’s doodle goes for a walk on the wild side by celebrating the 85th birthday of author Maurice Sendak, best known for the 1963 book Where the Wild Things Are.

Where the Wild Things Are tells the story of young boy named Max who dresses in a wolf costume and is transported to another world, full of wild creatures. The Google doodle starts with Max walking through scenes related to his tale and then transitions to other characters created by Sendak, including Mickey and the three bakers from In The Night Kitchen.

Senak died two years ago at the age of 83, but his work lives on in his books and other media. Where the Wild Things Are was turned into a 2009 film by director Spike Jonze.

Check out other scenes from today’s Google doodle below: