I missed the Maurice Sendak exhibit at the¬†Society of Illustrators in New York City earlier this summer, but thankfully there’s a book cataloging the amazing illustrations from it called¬†Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work.

The book includes original sketches and artwork from the hand of Maurice Sendak himself that show the process in which he drew and developed some of his most memorable children’s book characters.

I had a chance to get a peek at this book and it is an absolutely wonderful bookshelf piece that would inspire any artist — not just illustrators. You can get this 200+ page book for just $31 right now. You won’t be disappointed!