A tale I heard
Maurice Sendak, author and illustrator of 'Where the Wild Things Are', on one of his favourite comments from a reader:
"It was from a little boy. I loved it. He sent me a charming card with a little drawing. I loved it. I answer all my children's letters - sometimes very hastily - but this one I lingered over. I sent him a postcard and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, 'Dear Jim, I loved your card.' Then I got a letter back from his mother and she said, 'Jim loved your card so much he ate it.' That to me was one of the highest compliments I've ever received. He didn't care that it was an original drawing or anything. He saw it, he loved it, he ate it."