Obama reads Sendak’s ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ (VIDEO)

"Where the Wild Things Are" author and illustrator Maurice Sendak has died at age 83. His most famous fan: President Barack Obama. At the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, the president has made it something of a tradition to read the story of the night Max wore his wolf suit and ultimately ended up king of the wild things—before coming home to "where someone loved him best of all."

Here is the president roaring a terrible roar, gnashing terrible teeth, rolling terrible eyes and showing terrible claws at the 2009 Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House.

More popular Yahoo! News stories:

Conservative super PACs are 'contract killers,' according to top Obama campaign strategist

Ron Paul wins Maine, Nevada delegates. But what does it mean?

On gay marriage, Romney has tried to 'roll back' laws, Axelrod says

Want more of our best political stories? Visit The Ticket or connect with us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or add us on Tumblr. Handy with a camera? Join our Election 2012 Flickr group to submit your photos of the campaign in action.