This online exhibition, Imagining Mother Goose: Exploring Maurice Sendak’s Visual Interpretation of Nursery Rhymes, features the 1967 children’s book, Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or There Must Be More to Life, the 1965 Hector Protector and As I Went Over the Water, and the 1993 We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy by author and artist Maurice Sendak. In each of these books, Mother Goose nursery rhymes are the backbone of the stories but due to Sendak’s visual interpretation of the rhymes, the anticipated narratives are promptly turned upside down. By imbuing the imagery with liveliness and musicality, these books captivate the viewer in equal parts humor and poignant gravity.
Featured Collection at UConn Archives & Special Collections:
The Maurice Sendak Collection. © The Maurice Sendak Foundation.