Author: Ruth Krauss

Illustrator: Maurice Sendak


KRAUSS, Ruth. Bears. Pictures by Maurice Sendak. [NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 2005]. Oblong 12mo, 24pp. Full-color pictorial boards. Full-color endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. Fine copy in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jaket. Signed by the artist, Maurice Sendak.

First Edition Thus. In 1948, with just 27 words, the inimitable Ruth Krauss created a charming little universe. In 2005, Maurice Sendak took her famous words and turned her bears into a troupe of players in a slapstick comedy starring Sendak's most famous character: that familiar boy in a wolf suit. A beautiful re-imagining of this famous little rhyme by this celebrated Caldecott Medalist.