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Today is not just any old Monday. Today is Maurice Sendak’s 85th Birthday.

And Google were not letting it slip by unnoticed.

This morning saw the unveiling of a new Google Doodle - with a parade of Sendak’s most loved characters walking through their iconic scenes before all joining together around a birthday cake! Illustrator Jennifer Hom worked up the new doodle with the Google team - and unveiled some of how it came about with storyboards, alternative sketches and more:

n her introduction to the doodle, Jennifer asks “How can anyone sing the praises of Maurice Sendak with enough affection?” Hom even managed to include Sendak’s dog, Herman!

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