@booksofwonder In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak (1970) – Ever had that dream where you’re naked? Young Mickey did, and was almost baked into a cake until he escaped in a plane made out of bread. Despite controversy and even banning because of the depicted nudity, it won nine awards including the Caldecott. It was turned into an animated short in 1981. And provided the namesake for the Night Kitchen children’s theater which Sendak co-founded with Arthur Yorinks in 1993.