I love Maurice Sendak but…

At 83, Maurice Sendak has a new book out and he’s still making waves.  Check out his recent interview in The New York Times where he admitted that he hasn’t been keeping up with children’s books but finds there to be “a certain passivity.”  I’m not sure that I entirely agree though; not when I think of books like Mo Willems Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Neil Gaiman’s The Wolves in the Walls to mention just a few that break boundaries in the same way that Sendak’s books did.  I’m wondering what others think about this.  Any comments?