A quick look around the internet reveals Maurice Sendak was originally going to call this book “Where the Wild Horses Are”, but then found out he sucked at drawing horses. He could draw “Things”, so the change was made. Good thing, we didn’t need another fucking children’s book about horses.
Also, the things were patterned from his “frightening” relatives, who had all endured or escaped the Nazi death camps. Check out more wacky stuff about Maurice Sendak here. – Greg Kerr