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Where the Wild Things Are (book)

302 Ratings: 3.8
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
53 reviews about Where the Wild Things Are (book)
review by . February 05, 2009
Pros: Excellent illustrations     Cons: Story line a little weak     The Bottom Line: I do recommend this story as it does teach a lesson of consequences and has eye pleasing illustrations.  4 star rating because of the pictures.     Where The Wild Things Are was first released in 1963 and was a winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year.  It was written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.  …
review by . May 24, 2006
With "Where The Wild Things Are," Sendak set a new era of Children's story books - those that appeal to adults and children alike. At the time of its first publishing, "Where The Wild Things Are" brought ground-breaking graphics to children's publishing. More importantly, his story spoke to everyone - it evoked squeals of delight from children and heart-felt memories of childhood frustrations in adults.     I owned a number of books from the 1960s list, which included, in order …
review by . January 08, 2006
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 …
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