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There’s absolutely no denying the ground-shaking societal impact of "Where The Wild Things Are," "In The Night Kitchen" and, in a quieter way, "Outside Over There"—they are the great post-Victorian children’s manifesto of rebellion.
As he reminded us on "The Colbert Report" earlier this year, he was not a "children's book author"; he was an author, period.