My *favorite* Sendak book (and arguably favorite book ever) is actually Higglety Pigglety Pop! Or, There Must Be More to Life.
My grandma had Really Rosie on cassette tape and we would listen to it over and over and over again when she would watch us after school.
In The Night Kitchen. Just, love.
Let’s Be Enemies!
Open House For Butterflies, A Hole Is To Dig (the combination of Ruth Krauss and Maurice Sendak is simply brilliance).
The Nutshell Library and most particularly One Was Johnny and most particularly the drama going on between the rat and the cat in the background.
LITTLE BEAR YOU GUYS. Little Bear was my favorite book when I was four. It was also the first I Can Read book. You guys.