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Where the Wild Things Are

A best-seller for years (count them - over 30!!!), this classic story with memorable illustrations belongs in every child's book corner.

After being sent to his room with out any supper, Max enters a magical make believe land ... where the wild things are.  I love the illustrations as his room transforms in to another land before he sails through a night and a day to become king of the wild things.

The wild things are comically drawn with huge eyes and features rendering them really quite harmless.  The pages of the wild rumpus don't even require text - my son copies the dance moves!

Behind the simple text is a great storyline.  Max takes out his anger on the monsters - "be still!", they become friends, he returns to his bedroom to his supper after all - and it is "still hot" - he is much loved in the comfort of his own home.

A classic in the true sense of the word.  Enjoy.

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.

Nitty Gritty

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48
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978-0099408390

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Where the Wild Things Are 2012-05-15 10:15:14 Jo
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Reviewed by Jo    May 15, 2012

Revisit a classic!

The world has just said goodbye to one of its favourite illustrators and authors. He left behind a wonderful legacy of images for us to enjoy for generations to come...because Sendak's work is timeless. I loved 'Where the Wild Things Are' as a child - I love it even more as an adult. Today I can appreciate even more the perfect balance of his text: not one word too many, not one word left out. As for the illustrations, they too are spot on - and I love the way Sendak uses the page as a crucial element of his design. Budding illustrators and authors: pay attention to this man. And the rest of you: just enjoy the book as it is meant to be enjoyed!

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Where the Wild Things Are 2011-11-30 11:15:10 nabbu
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Reviewed by nabbu    November 30, 2011

Encourages Imagination

It did take a while for my children to warm up to this book, but after reading it a few times it has proudly taken a spot in our frequent reading pile. The illustrations are vivid and capture the story beautifully and compliment it well. Encourages imagination and definitely lots of discussions whilst reading.

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Where the Wild Things Are 2011-08-13 10:02:27 Laura Coleman
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Reviewed by lauracoleman1978    August 13, 2011
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A great classic

I bought this book because I remembered it from when I was a child and I loved reliving the memories of it.
My kids liked this book more when they were younger - about 2 to 3 years old. Now they are a bit older (4 and 6) they don't seem to want it so much. For a while though, they loved it and requested it a lot at bedtime. I think it is the strange adventure of sailing off over the seas that captures their imaginations.

My daughter was a little scared of the illustrations of the Wild Things for a while though! ;-)



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Where the Wild Things Are 2011-08-04 22:02:15 Kate Martin
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Reviewed by kermerter    August 05, 2011
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give it a chance

It took me a few reads to get along with this book as an adult even though the illustrations are very vivid memory from childhood. Give it a go, the children will love it.

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