Of all the Maurice Sendak books people have celebrated and talked about how they shaped their character, etc. I will name my personal favorite from the Nutshell Library. My mother insisted on reading "Chicken Soup With Rice" to us. But my all time favorite was, and still is, One was Johnny. It spoke to my inner me. Oh, how I envied Johnny growing up. And, in Maurice Sendak fashion, this did not conclude with some Very Important Lesson about how we all need someone after all.
One was Johnny, who lived by himself AND HE LIKED IT LIKE THAT!
So I was delighted to find this musical version, sung by Carole King, on Youtube.