… who, I think, has just gone onto my pinup boy list.
Do you know what today’s kids need? Thumb amputation, that’s what …
The American writer Maurice Sendak, already one of my heroes, has climbed even higher in my estimation. Asked what he would say to parents of young children who were concerned that the imminent film of his Where the Wild Things Are might be too scary, he said: “I would tell them to go to hell.” For their children, he had the following message: “If they can’t handle it, go home. Or wet your pants. Do whatever you like.”
Read the rest here http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/nov/01/sam-leith-childrens-films-books