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Where the Wild Things Are

Sendak, Maurice (Book - 1963)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Where the Wild Things Are
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A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
Authors: Sendak, Maurice
Title: Where the wild things are
Publisher: [New York] Harper & Row, c1963
Characteristics: [40] p. col. illus. 25 x 26 cm
Summary: A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
ISBN: 0060254939
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sen
Statement of Responsibility: Story and pictures by Maurice Sendak
Subject Headings: Fantasy Monsters Fiction
Topical Term: Fantasy
Monsters
LCCN: 63021253
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Oct 01, 2014
  • mvkramer rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Everyone can relate to the story of a naughty boy who sails away in his imagination to the land of the Wild Things. Beautiful and expressive illustrations grace this book, of course, this is Maurice Sendak after all! If you haven't read this book already, you should!

Sep 24, 2014
  • Rachel_Em rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A much beloved children's book, and for good reason. Max gets into trouble for acting wild, so he sets off in a rage to the land where the wild things are. After the wild rumpus ends, though, will Max stay with his new friends or return home to his mother? Years and years after reading this book for the first time, I still love Max and his misadventures. Kids might misbeheave on occassion, but everyone deserves someone who loves them enought to keep supper waiting.

Aug 21, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a wonderful book about a boy who gets into trouble for acting wild. He is sent to his room. There, he imagines going to a land and living where the wild things are. He becomes their king. But then he realizes, his life there is lonely and he misses his mother. He ends back in his room where supper is waiting for him because even though he may act wild on occasion, his mother loves him. This book shows a wonderful reality, that boys may act wild sometimes, but they are still lovable.

Sep 22, 2013
  • waltzingechidna rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read it to your kids because it's gorgeous and they'll love it... or because, without the least hint of preachiness, it teaches something important about emotional intelligence. Max learns how to make friends with the "wild" feelings inside himself without letting them control him... and learns that, while letting himself get out of control will lead to unacceptable (to him) consequences, he's still loved.

Sep 06, 2013
  • mamalovesjames rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Read this out loud to someone you love.

Aug 27, 2013
  • nancytran rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of our favorite books. It acknowledges that deep down, kids know that those who love them are the ones who will do what's best for them.

Apr 01, 2013
  • sunshine23 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a story many of us can relate to. The main character, Max, is a child who is filled with mischief/defiance ends up in conflict with his mother. He is sent to his room and deals with his angry emotions with a colourful journey through fantasy. This eventually helps him calm down and he returns to reality...the love of his mother.

Aug 20, 2011
  • jgrnlees rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I thought this book was just barely okay. Although I am old enough to have read this book as a child, I never did so, nor did I have it read to me. And reading it now turned out to be a waste of time. I don't get what all the hype is about. And I really don't get how the movie turned out the way it did when there just isn't that much content to the book.

Jul 18, 2011
  • green_thumb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I adore this book! "Let the wild rumpus begin" : )

Mar 31, 2011
  • vwruleschick rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I had this read to me and read while growing up. I love this book and finally re-read it now and remember the imagination I used to have while reading books with kewl pictures.

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Jul 09, 2014
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Aug 10, 2012
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Aug 20, 2011
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