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Where the Wild Things Are (book)

294 Ratings: 3.9
A book by Maurice Sendak

A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.      Where the Wild Things Are is a 1963 children's picture book by American writer and illustrator Maurice … see full wiki

Author: Maurice Sendak
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Galison Books
Date Published: May 01, 2001
51 reviews about Where the Wild Things Are (book)
review by . April 29, 2010
   "Where the Wild Things Are" is an excellent book about the power of imagination. I love this book because Maurice Sendak's illustrations are beautiful and magical especially of the image of the monsters and Max dancing around the forest. Also, check out the ending as it is beautiful and lovable. "Where the Wild Things Are" is one of the greatest children's books ever created and everyone should grab this book and read it.
review by . July 14, 2010
I read this book nearly every day between the ages of about 5 and 9, and I don't know why I ever stopped. The creativity is remarkable, and Max is an easy protagonist to latch onto, especially when you are between the ages of 5 and 9. The Wild Things are particularly awesome during that age window, but even a quick flip through these days would generate more than a few feelings of nostalgic awe. The underlying theme, that of appreciating what you have, etc., is not unique as an end in itself, …
review by . July 22, 2010
   The book is exciting.  But the moving was too long and boring.  My friend and I went to read the book before watching the movie.  And then we almost fell asleep through the movie.  Now let me sum up the book:      Where the Wild Things Are is an excellent book. What makes it such an extraordinary book is the creative imagination of both Maurice Sendak the writer and Maurice Sendak the artist. The text and the artwork complement one another, moving …
Quick Tip by . July 27, 2010
Still scary delicious after all these years - one of the great books (not just for children).
Quick Tip by . July 21, 2010
Wonderful, classic children's book. Growing up this was my very favorite book. Disappointed on the movie, but the book is fantastic!
review by . July 14, 2010
Few children's books remain popular for 40 years. Those that have are considered classics. In 1964, Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are won the Caldecott Medal as the "Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year." It has been popular ever since. Why? The theme, conflict, and characters are all ones with which most three to six year olds can readily identify. The illustrations are a visual delight. The story is particularly appealing because Max is in conflict …
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Addorable book. Would highly recommend reading this book.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
This was a groundbreaking childrens' book at the time it was published--one of the first to show a child misbehaving without preaching a lesson, and to show readers that it's okay to enjoy your imagination. The mother's meek behavior at the ending disturbs me a bit, though. (No reinforcement; he still gets his dinner.)
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
all time fav. kids book! still read it once in a while...
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
My absolute favorite as a child!!! True tip when reading this book to a child, the pages with pictures and no text were originally meant to be set to music. We like...I-ah-oh-ah stick your head in elmers glue-ah. It just seems to fit.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
Although the recent movie is controversial, I think it is a good adaptation
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
It's the art that really makes this book famous. I wonder how much time it took to make those drawings?
Quick Tip by . July 05, 2010
and let the wild rumpus begin. great illustrations.
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
I never understood why this did not scare kids. It scares me and I just read it to them !!
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
Classic
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
still a great book, even in your 30s
Quick Tip by . July 01, 2010
loved it!
review by . June 30, 2010
"Where the Wild Things Are" is a classic children's book, and it is a fun, easy-read.  It's a simple story about a young boy who gets put in time-out in his room and has a crazy adventure with his newfound wild beast friends.  A very entertaining book.  Much better than the movie.
Quick Tip by . June 30, 2010
my mom read this book to both my sister and i when we were growing up. it has stuck with me all these years
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
One of the best children's books of all time. "Heart warming."
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
where are the wild things? it is a great story and a very easy read
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
Dark but whimsical. Loved it as a kid!
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
The world of imagination and the thrill it holds. Such a good book for parents and children to read together.
Quick Tip by . June 26, 2010
A great story about a kid's imagination
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Funny book. Bored child goes into a crazy world. Too bad they made a creepy movie...
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