Top critical review
Reviewed in the United States on May 15, 2014
I purchased this book for a religious school library for 3rd and 4th graders to use for biography reports. A boy returned it to me complaining because the book talked about being Mr Sendak being gay.
The book is inappropriate for my religious school . I don't think it's necessary to get so personal in a book clearly geared for younger readers. Older children in my school do discuss being gay in their lessons about their body and sexuality.
Thus, I do not recommend the book for kids under 10 unless there is parental guidance. For older kids, it is well written and gives good information about this familiar writer in very simple writing.