bumbleardy

The Wall Street Journal has the news that Maurice Sendak will be releasing a new book, Bumble-Ardy.  HarperCollins has announced that it will be released this fall with a print run of 500,000.  Sendak first created the character for an animated short on Sesame Street in 1971.  Since that time, he has been unable to forget the character:

"He was funny. He was robust. He was sly. He was a sneak. He was all the things I like," Mr. Sendak said.

As we all wait for the new book, you can take a look at the Sesame Street video.  It is one that I vividly remember from my childhood (which certainly dates me).