Google’s search engine homepage today celebrates the work of Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of children’s classic ‘Where The Wild Things Are’.
Putting together an animated Doodle to celebrate what would have been the late author’s 85th birthday, the standard Google banner is transformed into a wheel of monsters and characters from Sendak’s books dancing along above the search bar.
Many of the characters featured are lifted from Sendak’s ‘Where The Wild Things Are’, which has gone on to sell 17 million copies since first being published in 1963. In 2009 it was also turned into a movie, directed by indie darling Spike Jonze.
Sendak died last year, aged 83.