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Where The Wild Things Are [Paperback]

Maurice Sendak
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Nov. 9 1988 Caldecott Collection

Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things,where he is made king.


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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.

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"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive." -- -- SLJ.

"The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]." -- -- H.

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The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another his mother called him "WILD THING!" Read the first page
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have childrens classic July 24 2006
Format:Paperback
I remember this book as the first that truly transported me into its pages. It is poetically written, easy for a child to follow, and sparks the imagination. I was near tears with excitement when I was able to read it to my children for the first time. I was seven again as I watched their eyes light up for a timeless story of a boy's unstoppable imagination, a "wild rumpus" with deferential monsters, and an undercurrent of a mother's love for her little wild thing. Well-illustrated, the pictures are fun, frightening, and fantastic. A must-read for your little wild things!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Book! Feb. 25 2006
Format:Paperback
My daughter has books spilling off her book shelf because she has so many. This is the one she chooses every night for our story time. She is just turning 3 and we have a lot of fun reading it together. I always leave the last word in every sentence for her to say because she knows the story by heart now. I fondly remember this book as a child and it's nice to see my daughter loving it as much as I did.
The illustrations are unique and the story is full of imagination! Love it! Need I say more?!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A MASTERPIECE OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE! July 7 2006
Format:Paperback
I somehow missed this book when my children were little, but I've seen it recommended so often on Amazon.com that I finally decided to buy it ... 43 years after it was written!

I notice it's still among the best-sellers of children's books, so that gives me another clue of how great it is. Now, that's staying power!

To make a long story short, I finally had the joy of reading it and have passed it on to my grandchildren. It's a wonderful, imaginative story. I enjoyed Sendak's style; his streams of consciousness made for smooth reading. And I can tell my grandkids are enjoying it, too. Johnny's reading it now, and he has the broadest smile on his face! (Grandmother's note: His smile lights up the room, warming my heart and making me extra glad I finally broke down and purchased this book.)

Senak is a masterful writer who knows the child's mind and heart. The illustrations are magical.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful for toddlers May 19 2006
Format:Paperback
My son is 2 and just loves this book. He recites portions of it over and over again. It really captures his imagination and will initate hours of talk about "monsters". An absolute hit in our house!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book March 10 2014
By Sarah
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Can't wait to have children and read this book to them, so imaginative and adventurous. LET THE WILD RUMPUS BEGIN!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic book, and charming movie Sept. 18 2013
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It's a classic book, teaching both independence, creativity and even moderation. A permanent fixture on the home library shelf and definitely a classic everyone should read at least once.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where the Wild Things Are June 24 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
An old time favourite that is new for my 4 year old! Beautifully illustrated & is enjoyed by the whole family!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sentimental Favourite April 24 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I loved this book as a child growing up. Great story with a message. I hope Maurice's legacy lives on for a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for little ones
I remembered this book as a child and how much I loved it and the illustrations. The simple language, story line and detailed pictures make this a classic for any collection. Read more
Published 14 months ago by nyc4147
5.0 out of 5 stars Where the Wild Things Are
This book is out of my children's youth and I want to whare it with THEIR children. I know they will love it too.
Published 17 months ago by Joan
5.0 out of 5 stars CHEERS TO A BOOK THAT THRILLED A CHILD'S IMAGINATION
Yesterday, while waiting at the check-out line at the neighborhood 7-Eleven, I heard again the "Fresh Air" interview with Maurice Sendak on National Public Radio (NPR). Read more
Published 23 months ago by MONTGOMERY
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent!
Perfect condition, timely shipping, incredible price. Very pleased customer right here :) It arrived before christmas and I was glad that not only did it arrive before Christmas,... Read more
Published on Dec 21 2011 by skoolbookshelf
4.0 out of 5 stars Tough to go wrong with this classic.
A classic book with a good story and nice illustrations. Tough to go wrong here!
Published on Feb. 4 2010 by Jacob Beaton
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Classic
Too often some children's books are considered classics, though they do not stand up over time.

Where The Wild Things are desrves its reputation. Read more
Published on Dec 3 2009 by Micheline Selnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Children's Book
This is a wonderful story that is both well written and illustrated. I highly recommend it!
Published on June 17 2009 by A. Thiara
4.0 out of 5 stars a classic
This is one of the first books I read as a child. It taught me that my imagination is a powerful tool with which anything is possible. Read more
Published on April 25 2009 by A. Brennan
5.0 out of 5 stars A monster classic with classic monsters
This book deserves its status as a classic. Sendak's illustrations remain every bit as vivid as I remember from my childhood, superior to almost anything being done in the field... Read more
Published on March 20 2009 by docmattic
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