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In The Night Kitchen [Paperback]

Maurice Sendak
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
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Book Description

Jan. 25 1996 Caldecott Collection

1971 Caldecott Honor Book
Notable Children's Books of 1940--1970 (ALA)
Best Books of 1970 (SLJ)
Outstanding Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)
Children's Books of 1970 (Library of Congress)

Carey-Thomas Award 1971--Honor Citation
Brooklyn Art Books for Children 1973, 1975


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When asked, Maurice Sendak insisted that he was not a comics artist, but an illustrator. However, it's hard to not notice comics aspects in works like In the Night Kitchen. The child of the story is depicted floating from panel to panel as he drifts through the fantastic dream world of the bakers' kitchen. Sendak's use of multiple panels and integrated hand-lettered text is an interesting contrast to his more traditional children's books containing single-page illustrations such as his wildly popular Where the Wild Things Are. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. He also received the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, the only American ever awarded this international honor; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts. In 2003 Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic good literature for children Aug. 14 2003
Format:Hardcover
My three year old son has heard this story at least once a week since he was born. He is not tired of it yet. Neither am I.
The illustrations are reminiscent of 1960s children's advertisements, and are positively gorgeous! The cityscape made of kitchen containers and cooking utensils stimulates children's imagination and makes for a dreamy, innocent background to the charming story.
Some parents will no doubt fixate on the fact that Mickey is naked and has a penis (gasp!). If you are the parent of a little boy this should not shock you. If you are not the parent of a little boy, you are surely aware that boys do in fact have these things. I cannot understand why this one aspect of the book creates such controversy.
The cadences of the story are fun, and children are likely to take up chanting "Milk in the batter! Milk in the batter!" as they become familiar with the story. My son loves to say the words with me as I read, and the marching rhythm of the story makes it easy for him to remember.
It's a fun, silly book sure to become a favorite in your child's library.
As a sidenote, The Nutshell Kids collection has a video version of this, which is very good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic good literature for children Aug. 14 2003
Format:Hardcover
My three year old son has heard this story at least once a week since he was born. He is not tired of it yet. Neither am I.
The illustrations are reminiscent of 1960s children's advertisements, and are positively gorgeous! The cityscape made of kitchen containers and cooking utensils stimulates children's imagination and makes for a dreamy, innocent background to the charming story.
Some parents will no doubt fixate on the fact that Mickey is naked and has a penis (gasp!). If you are the parent of a little boy this should not shock you. If you are not the parent of a little boy, you are surely aware that boys do in fact have these things. I cannot understand why this one aspect of the book creates such controversy.
The cadences of the story are fun, and children are likely to take up chanting "Milk in the batter! Milk in the batter!" as they become familiar with the story. My son loves to say the words with me as I read, and the marching rhythm of the story makes it easy for him to remember.
It's a fun, silly book sure to become a favorite in your child's library.
As a sidenote, The Nutshell Kids collection has a video version of this, which is very good.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter adores this book even if I don't. June 14 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I didn't want to give this book five stars. I fought against it, because I don't particularly enjoy the book. The illustrations aren't that attractive to me and it took me a while to get used to the rhythm of the words.
Having said that, I give this book five stars because my daughter LOVES this book. I sometimes have to hide it at night because I'm so tired of reading the "Mickey" book. Apparently Sendak knows an awful lot about what children like and how their minds work, because my daughter seldom tires of the story. (Her favorite part is when Mickey takes the measuring cup and goes up and up over the Milky Way.)
I'm honestly a little surprised over the "nekkid" controversy. It's not like the boy is drawn in explicit detail! My daughter's seen boy babies getting their diapers changed, so the concept of a penis is HARDLY frightening/startling/damaging to her. Geez, lighten up people!
Also, for those who were complaining about the concept of cake for breakfast, why don't we consider how many American children get French toast, pancakes, donuts, poptarts, or sugar-coated cereals for breakfast? Hardly nutritionally superior to cake, so I'm not lying in bed at night obsessing about the poor nutritional messages this book is sending to my child. :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars My son loves it! Feb. 20 2003
By Cher
Format:Hardcover
I discovered this book by accident a few months ago, and picked it up when I noticed that it was a Caldecott Honor Medal winner. I read through it and found it confusing, yet interesting.
My three-year-old goes through 2-3 week periods in which he has a favorite story that must be read every night at the end of our reading time. Lately, it's been "Where the Wild Things Are." So, tonight, I decided to begin the evening with "In the Night Kitchen." My son was transfixed by this story. He immediately wanted me to read it again. To the logical, adult mind it makes no sense. It didn't surprise me at all to read that previous reviewers were reminded of a drug trip. But from my child's point of view, it was a fantastic story. His eyes never left the pages, and he frequently nodded or exclaimed, wide-eyed, with mouth open. I found the rythym and cadence of the words, and it flowed very well.
If you find the book odd, just think of the words to the countless nursery rhymes that you've recited and loved so many times over the years. There are quite a few that make no sense at all! At least, not to grownups:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Surreal Classic Jan. 17 2003
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
This is a crazy childrens book about a boy named Mickey, who we first meet attempting to go to sleep in his bed. However, a racket below his room prevents him from falling asleep. After asserting himself and yelling at whoever is making the noises to keep quite, he falls out of bed. He falls through the dark of his house, out of his pajamas, and ends up falling right into a bowl of cake batter in the night kitchen (a dream inspired city, with buildings made of food products), where three fat bakers make the "morning cake." The bakers mistake Mickey for milk, and mix him into the batter along with other ingrediants. After thoughouly stirring him in the cake, the bakers put the bowl of batter in the oven. Luckily, Mickey pops out and jumps into a pile of bread dough. He fashions an airplane with it, and takes off determined to get the bakers milk. It just so happens that one of the buildings is a giant milk bottle. Mickey dives in, and pours some real milk into the cake below him. With everything straightened out, Mickey jumps off the milk bottle and floats back into his pajamas and into bed, where he finally falls asleep.
This is a weird story that may seem strange to adults, but all kids seem to love. On the whole, if you're tired of reading the same old story to your kids each night, this is the book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sendak at his best
Mickey, who is in bed, hears a commotion downstairs and gets up to shout "be quiet down there." He proceeds to fall out of his bed, out of his pajamas, floats past his sleeping... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Storywraps
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Fantastic drawings...Fun story. I had this book as a child and now my daughter and I enjoy it together! Thanks!
Published 14 months ago by mbax
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my son's favorite book.
I am buying it for his 44th birthday....He will be surprised. I loved readng it to him.

The drawings and story are fun and very memorable.
Published 16 months ago by Darlene Hall
5.0 out of 5 stars ONE OF THE BEST KIDS BOOKS EVER! AWESOME AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR
This book has survived the test of time and is one of the favorites of my grandchildren and great grandchildren. Read more
Published on April 16 2006 by Betty L. Dravis
5.0 out of 5 stars we bake cake! and nothing's the matter!
Mickey is a fantastic throwback to the lovely lovely adventures of Little Nemo In Slumberland, an illustrated comic in American newspapers during the early 20th century. Read more
Published on July 11 2004 by Alice C. Teeple
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful book!!
My mother read this book to my sisters and I many times when we were children. I still love it! I have bought it for all of my friends who have children. Read more
Published on July 6 2004
4.0 out of 5 stars Neat story and great illustrations
I bought this book for my yet to be born child because my husband and I love cooking and we liked "Where the Wild Things Are". Read more
Published on June 22 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars In The Night Kitchen
It continues to amaze me how much of my childhood I can't remember. All the lesson I've learned from my parents were taking in, whether I truly listened was a different issue... Read more
Published on March 10 2004 by Samantha Rochester
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it
I remember reading this book as a child and I have to say that I was neither disturbed by the nudity nor frightened by anything in the book. Read more
Published on Feb. 3 2004 by Tov
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loves this book
My son is twenty now, but I can still recite this book because I read it to him so many times when he was small. Read more
Published on Jan. 23 2004
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