Author: Sendak, Maurice Imprint: Boston: Horn Book magazine, 1985. Date: 1985 Price: $450.00 Poster for this children's book review journal based upon a new cover design by Sendak showing a Randolph Caldecott caricature with the artist portrayed as a Wild Thing learning to draw by studying Caldecott's famous fine lines. It is reproduced in Mr Sendak's 1986 collection of POSTERS (page 37). Measures 24-1/4 x 16-3/8 inches, and SIGNED by the artist.
Gossie & Friends began in 2001 with sketches of goslings while I was staring out the studio window watching Canada geese fly overhead, honking loudly. A pair of red rubber toy boots sat on my bookshelf for some strange reason. As I sketched goslings I started drawing them wearing red rubber boots. And that is how the idea for Gossie and her "bright red boots" came to life.