Maurice Sendak? Genius. Everything that is right with children's book illustration is right here. I absolutely love this book and as far as I can remember, it almost single-handedly inspired me to want to draw moody, slightly sinister illustrations for children's books (cue cackling laughter...). It's not something that I often get the chance to illustrate but you will notice the appearance of full moons quite often in my work...what does that tell you!? If you don't already own this then buy one now. A masterpiece.