Bumble-Ardy

Bumble-Ardy

by Maurice Sendak

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Overview

Since the publication of his classic Outside Over There in 1981, Maurice Sendak’s book illustrations have focused on interpreting the texts of such authors as James Marshall, Tony Kushner, Wilhelm Grimm, Ruth Krauss, Herman Melville, and Mother Goose. And beginning in 1980, with his sets and costumes for The Magic Flute, Sendak launched a busy second career as the designer of stage productions of opera and ballet. Now comes Bumble-Ardy, the first book he has written as well as illustrated in thirty years.

Bumble-Ardy has evolved from an animated segment for Sesame Street to a glorious picture book about a mischievous pig who reaches the age of nine without ever having a birthday party. But all that changes when Bumble-Ardy throws a party for himself and invites all his friends, leading to a wild masquerade that quickly gets out of hand.

In this highly anticipated picture book, Sendak once again explores the exuberance of young children and the unshakable love between parent (in this case, an aunt) and child.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062051981
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/06/2011
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 845,120
Product dimensions: 11.26(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.


Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

Hometown:

Ridgefield, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

June 10, 1928

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Education:

Art Students' League

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Bumble-Ardy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Dr_Wilson_Trivino More than 1 year ago
Growing up I have found memories of reading Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I even got to hear him speak during college and remember a cantankerous individual with a huge line that I regret not waiting in to get my book sign and tell him how much I enjoyed his work. Now comes Bumble-Ardy, a lovable pig who lives with his aunt. He turns nine and no party to be had, so he has his own. It's cute to the point and the illustrations are lustrous and detailed to this piggy world. Bumble-Ardy is a joy to read over and over with that special someone to spawn a new generation into the magic writing of Maurice Sendak.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sendak in his element with snarky pigs misbehaving at a birthday party.
ReplayGuy on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book with a nice rhyming pattern and illustrations whcih are both simple and complex at the same time. While not on the same level of Where the Wild Things Are, Bumble-Ardy is about a pig who gets into a little trouble hosting his own party. Kids will enjoy it and you can teach a lesson about honesty and obedience with it.
TManion More than 1 year ago
I wish it had stayed true to the Sesame St. song. I found the original much more delightful. But I am happy that at least the spirit of the orirignal has finally reached print.