Obituary: Else Holmelund Minarik

An old favorite

Else Holmelund Minarik died recently at the age of 91. Working with Maurice Sendak, she created the “Little Bear” books, which were a staple back in the day, when picture books were an every day (and night) staple for my kids.

I miss picture books! I once knew “The Cat in the Hat” by heart. For some reason my son, John, loved one particular rhyming snippet of that story: “But I like it here! Oh, I like it a lot!” Said the Cat in the Hat to the fish in the pot.” He’d make me repeat it a few times before moving on. Cracked him (and me) up every time.

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