Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life by Maurice Sendak . Maurice Sendak’s books have been, right along, projections of concepts rather than pictorializations of plots, so that it is almost gratuitous to. Discovering ‘Higglety Pigglety Pop!’ as an adult, Malcolm Jones came late to Sendak’s world and never left.

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And those illustrations with the moon later on! The book is rich and densely layered with the themes. I liked finding out in the end that all of the other characters were actually auditioning her for a leading role in a local play. She even had a master who loved her. I must have read this book poop night before bedtime for years and years of my childhood.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life by Maurice Sendak

I thought I remembered an illustration of a girl, looking out over the land while sweeping a stoop For years and years I have tried to find a book I read as a child. Love Maurice Sendak’s books and this one doesn’t disappoint! See 1 question about Higglety Pigglety Pop! I want something I do not have. And being based around a nursery rhyme! Apr 11, Michelle rated it liked it. Yet while we might expect some kind of instructional tale about how the grass is not, in fact, usually greener on the other side, Sendak writes a story in which the protagonist ends up all right in the end, choosing to abandon her home for good and live at Castle Yonder.


I forgot how lovely Maurice Sendak’s art is, with all its fine detail even in black and white. A Sealyham Terrier named Jennie leaves a comfortable life and embarks on a journey for new experiences and stardom.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

His illustrations were first published in in a textbook titled Atomics for the Millions by Dr. By having everything, you’ll have nothing, and when you have nothing, you have everything.

Otherwise, the story comprises elements picked out of European fairytale. Those Punch and Judy pop-up stage plays also creep me out.

Best, Sarah hide spoiler ]. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The strange saying made a lot of sense to the dog and she was contempt with her life again, going back home. And she totally looks out over the land before going on an adventure. When I was a kid, my favorite illustration was the one where Baby is about to bite Jennie’s tail. All I can remember is crying, from the beginning to the end.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! by Maurice Sendak

Finding this book certainly gives me hopes — there are a few more out there that I’m still looking for. I am dying to receive this by mail. Jan 28, Erin Good rated it it was amazing.

Please provide an email address. Sep 13, Paul rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This is a darker Children’s book. I enjoyed the pictures as well as the nursery rhymes. I remember reading it, at about age 7, and being fixated on ssndak – the dark theme, the deeper meanings I didn’t understand, the illustrations.

I have thought about this book for years.

Jennie’s Search for “More to Life” in Maurice Sendak’s “Higglety Pigglety Pop!”

The text within the book and its dark and detailed pictures, indicated to me that it was w Wow. But either way, has a life-lesson on how to appreciate life. Then just yesterday, at a stop at a thrift store, I looked up at the top shelf and saw something familiar: Indeed, Jennie, the Sealyham terrier, has everything she could ever want: May 29, Ivan rated it really liked it.


Make me want to rush out and get a dog just like Jennie. Open Preview See a Problem? She bigglety saves Baby by inadvertently guessing her name–Mother Goose–and it is Baby-become-Mother-Goose who appears to welcome Jennie as the leading lady in “Higglety Pigglety Pop;” the play follows in pictures. Jonze also served as producer along with Vincent Landay and Marcy Page.

There must be more to life than having everything! I was often a bored little girl who was the star of my own imaginatons. The higgley is stunning in this book. To change her life, she decided to on an adventure! May 07, Beth rated it it was amazing. This was one of my favorite books as a child and has remained so in my adult years.

Jul 25, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: I also love that the character is actually an old dog he used to have! The story follows a dog who is not happy with her life.