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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

ISBN: 0064431789

Title: Where the Wild Things Are

Author: Maurice Sendak

KDL Description:

CALDECOTT E SENDAK

A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

Amazon Description: Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. If you disagree, then it’s been too long since you’ve attended a wild rumpus. Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak’s color illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder.

The wild things—with their mismatched parts and giant eyes—manage somehow to be scary-looking without ever really being scary; at times they’re downright hilarious. Sendak’s defiantly run-on sentences—one of his trademarks—lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale, which floats between the land of dreams and a child’s imagination.

This Sendak classic is more fun than you’ve ever had in a wolf suit, and it manages to reaffirm the notion that there’s no place like home.