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).