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Where the Wild Things Are (Paperback) by Maurice Sendak

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WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE was one of the first children's books to depict the sometimes subversive inner mind of a child. A seemingly straightforward tale about monsters, the story allows readers to deal with their fears of the unknown. Wearing a wolf suit and acting like a wild child, a boy named Max gets so out of control that his mother sends him to bed without his supper. That night Max laughs with delight as his room is transformed into a land inhabited by wild things--monsters almost as wild as Max himself. At first, the monsters try to scare Max, but, using a magic trick to conquer them, he becomes their king. Although Max eagerly participates in the creatures' "wild rumpus," he eventually returns home--where he finds his dinner, still hot, waiting for him in his bedroom. Although some found the jewel-toned, crosshatched pen-and-ink illustrations too frightening for children, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE was selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1963, and it also won the 1964 Caldecott Medal.
When Max dons his wolf suit, his imagination carries him to a land filled with lovable monsters.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Age Range: 4-8 years
Author: Maurice Sendak
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 1988
TCIN: 12309741
UPC: 9780064431781
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-2832
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Mamabearfletch 1 month ago
I loved this book as a child and was happy to get a copy for my youngest on his Wild One birthday.
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Childs adventure

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D 7 years ago
This wonderfully illustrated book was a favorite of our children in the early 70's. It plays out a child's fantasies of being somewhere else where things might be less restrictive - more carefree and adventurous. Of course it is discovered that home is truly where comfort and security abide. An obvi...see moreof the reviewer's review
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lovemybooks 1 year ago
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GREAT book. Ordered online for in-store pick up. It was ready quickly.
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Be a Wild Thing

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bolts 1 year ago
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Well known children's classic, how can anyone say anything bad? Let's all try to be like Max!
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Ashwin 18 hours ago
Wonderful book with some fun pictures that my 3 year old enjoys.
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Mamabearfletch 1 month ago
I loved this book as a child and was happy to get a copy for my youngest on his Wild One birthday.
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Melissa 2 months ago
I loved this book as a child and wanted to pass on the tradition! My kids love this book and my son dressed as Max for ‘dress like a book character day’ at their school :)see moreof the reviewer's review
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MotherOfToledos3310 2 months ago
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Classic Must Have for any child.
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