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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 18 days 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 2 months ago by Lindsay Porter
Another childhood favourite I purchased for my baby cousin and baby sister!Published 7 months ago by Meow Mix
Great tool to use with the book to develop reading skills. Case was cracked during shipping.Published 8 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 8 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 12 months ago by b pocker
A classic! I remember being read this in kindergarten and have read this to my child and he loves it.Published 13 months ago by Eric