Several months ago Maurice Sendak appeared on the Colbert Report (http://pleasanthillbookclub.blogspot.com/2012/01/stephen-colbert-with-maurice-sendak.html) where he gave an endorsement of Stephen Colbert's new children's book, I Am A Pole (And So Can You). Sendak's quote, which appears on the cover of the book, states, "The Sad thing is, I like it."
The publishing date of Colbert's book is today, May 8th, the same day of Sendak's death. I guess Sendak's integrity couldn't allow himself to live another day knowing his quote might help the sales of this book.
If you want to purchase I Am A Pole (And So Can You), follow the link below.