Mickey dreams of the night kitchen, inspired by ads about three friendly chefs whose bread is "baked while you sleep". The book was controversial because of Mickey's nakedness during some of the book (he is in a furry suit part of the time); some librarians covered frontal nudity with tape. Sendak originally tried drawing his young hero in pajamas all the way through, but thought nudity more natural in some sequences.
Original title: In the Night Kitchen
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Picture Books