It was the only book I knew from him until I was in my twenties and in Art School when I found out that there was many, many more written and illustrated by him.
And it was not until I met my Husband, Larry, that I found a great jewel in Sendak's illustrated treasure chest: The Middle European classic 'The Cunning Little Vixen.'
His mastery of visual storytelling is strong throughout the book as his ink and watercolour characters and environments temp you into the book.
Here's a poster of the Operetta, illustrated by Sendak.
(thanks to the blog Pthaloment)
I saved outtakes over the years and scrap booked them:
I only have one 'hero' left now and I wish him great health and love and light hearted days.