It's the middle of the night and Mickey keeps losing his clothes. He ends up in The Night Kitchen with three milk-obsessed bakers who look like Oliver Hardy. They need milk to make their morning cake, and Mickey may just be the little boy for the job. Will he help them get milk so the bakers can mix it, beat it and bake it? Will Mickey end up steaming and smelling? Will he get the bakers the milk or will the milk go in him?
Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983 Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America.