Google Doodle Goes 'Where The Wild Things Are'

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Children's author Maurice Sendak gets honored on the search engine homepage on what would have been his 85th birthday.

Maurice Sendak, the beloved author of Where The Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and other classics is the subject of the latest Google Doodle -- the search engine's homepage makeover tribute -- in honor of his 85th birthday. 

Sendak passed away a little more than a year ago, on May 8, 2012, His 85th birthday would have been June 10. 

The Google homepage features Max in his monster pajamas. Clicking on the image brings up an animated journey through Sendak's books beginning with Where the Wild Things Are and running through his last book, Bumble-ardy

A posthumous tribute to his late brother Jack, My Brother's Book appeared in 2013. 

The Doodle showed up first in New Zealand and will be appear in other countries as it becomes June 10. 

See a YouTube clip of the Doodle below.