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    Posted May 8, 2012 by

    RIP Mr. Sendak


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     corydouglas, 22, lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba and says reading 'Where the Wild Things Are' with his dad as a child is one of the few memories he has of his father, who died when Cory was eight years old. He says the Max costume brings him back to his childhood, and he puts it on when he is cold or sad.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    When I was young guy, my late father bought me this book at a garage sale. He would read it to me every night on the porch. One arm around me, book in other hand. This book has so much meaning to me, for this alone. Thank you Mr. Sendak. A couple of years ago, when the motion picture came out. I decided to relive my childhood and make the costume. I laid down on a 8'x6' piece of fabric and started cutting around my body. Voila! I had the costume. Dancin in it was a lot of fun, but very warm. Every now and than when I'm sad or cold, I put my Max costume on and snuggle up. Rip Mr. Sendak, you will be a legend for generations to come.


    "I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can't stop them. They leave me and I love them more. -Sendak


    "And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all." -Sendak


    "If I was stranded on a desert island and could only take on thing, it'd be Douglas. We can share him if you want." -Carol


    "Just a boy pretending to be a wolf, pretending to be king"


    "Let the wild rumpus start!!!!"


    -Cory Douglas

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