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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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive." -- -- SLJ.
"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.
"The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]." -- H.
Great book. Ordered it for my niece because it was one of my childhood favourites.Published 2 months ago by M Horsley
It's a classic for a reason(a timeless story and great illustration). Certainly a must-have for any home library.Published 4 months ago by Lindsay Porter
Another childhood favourite I purchased for my baby cousin and baby sister!Published 9 months ago by Meow Mix
Great tool to use with the book to develop reading skills. Case was cracked during shipping.Published 10 months ago by egg lady
Bought this as my nephew's first book because it is very dear to me, I hope he will love it as much as I do!Published 10 months ago by Jessica Bernier
Charming and wonderfully imaginative book. There is a reason that it has been around as long as it has. This is a very nice edition. Read morePublished 13 months ago by b pocker