By Erin Strecker
Updated June 10, 2013 at 03:37 PM EDT

A wild rumpus is happening on Google right now!

Today’s Google Doodle celebrates what would have been the of 85th birthday of Maurice Sendak, beloved children’s book author and illustrator of classic works such as Where The Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. On the homepage, users can click on the character Max, which then takes viewers through a journey among the wild things — highlighting Sendak’s beautiful drawings and famous characters.

Before Sendak passed away last year, he went on The Colbert Report for a seriously memorable interview about kids, writing, and writing for kids. Watch below:

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