‘It’s A Sad Day’ – White House Comments on Death of Maurice Sendak

May 8, 2012 1:20pm

White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked on Air Force One if President Obama had a reaction to the death of beloved children book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak.

Carney said he hadn’t yet talked to the president about the loss, but “every parent must be a little bit in mourning today, and to every child who grew up with that book it’s a sad day.”

President Obama read “Where the Wild Things Are” to children at this year’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House.  See the video here:


-Jake Tapper

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