Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Paperback(Anniversary)

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Overview

Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. A must for every child's bookshelf.

Introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey with this special anniversary edition. Let the wild rumpus continue as this classic comes to life like never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork.

Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art before his death in 2012. This iconic story has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064431781
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/26/2012
Series: Caldecott Collection Series
Edition description: Anniversary
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 926
Product dimensions: 9.80(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: AD740L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.


Maurice Sendak’s children’s books have sold over 30 million copies and have been translated into more than 40 languages. He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are and is the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration, in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an annual international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government.

Hometown:

Ridgefield, Connecticut

Date of Birth:

June 10, 1928

Place of Birth:

Brooklyn, New York

Education:

Art Students' League

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Where the Wild Things Are 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 414 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brothers and I all loved this book as kids. It is one of the classic books you remember reading when you were little. A story that touches you more with age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful reread. The illustrations are vivid and imaginative. Agreat bedtime story.
LuckyShamrock More than 1 year ago
Growing up this book was one of my favorites! Now that I have 2 daughters of my own, I had to buy it! So many thoughts come rushing through my mind when I read this to them. I feel like a child again and the lesson of behaving stays in my mind. Now that they have made a movie, I had to show my girls where it all started. I love the illustrations and the story line! I love this book and I recommend it to everyone with their inner child still left in them!
bka More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to hear there was a Wild things movie- I read the book to my grandkids and they love it!
MKEmama More than 1 year ago
I find it extremely fun to read a book I loved as a child to my son. He loves the play with the pages, look at the pictures, and follow along with the book. It's a classic. It will never go out of style. It's something every child should have on their book shelf.
kevinharvick29 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book for sharing with all kids.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Where the Wild Things Are" A book review by: Tilburg Winnington lll "Where the Wild Things Are" was a book intended for young readers, but instead turned into a must have for all ages. This amazing, exciting, and at sometimes quite frightening book brought out the joyful child within us all. "Where the Wild Things Are" isn't just another book it's a book that had meaning and a great theme to learn from. This outstanding book is about a young boy that imagines he has sailed out into the sea and finds some different friends in a other worldly island. Here he is made king of the wild things and can cause as much mischief as he wishes. Soon he grows tired of being free willed and wishes he was he was back home with his mom. I personally give "Where the Wild Things Are" four out of five stars and highly recommend it for any and all ages. I am positive you will want to read this book again and again
Hooty-Hoo More than 1 year ago
I used to read this book to my son - so frequently, I think I can still quote it all by heart. The drawings are wonderful. This book is fun to read, and I've never known a kid that didn't like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I remember walking to the library everyday after school. It was a late, bitter cold and rainy afternoon. I normally sat in the Children's Section of the library, because i enjoyed reading the books. Even though I was in like the 3rd or 4th grade, it still didn't matter to me if those books were not in my level. So anyway, I normally pulled out stacks of books, carried them to my own spot and started reading to pass the time. That's when I discovered this book. I was totally engaged with the book. The illustrations were amazing and eye catching. Everything was so cute and it was like you were reading a child's diary! After I was done reading it, I decided I wanted this book. I pondered over the idea and decided to read it over and over again. I never thought I could love a picture book so much! I can't wait to pass this book down to my own children some day!
Rhino89 More than 1 year ago
I'm a 20-year-old college student and somehow I never read this book growing up. A friend of mine bought it for me to help "make up for my lost childhood" and I absolutely loved it from the first page. The illustrations are beautiful and the story is really great. I can't wait to read this to my kids when I'm older. It's an absolutely wonderful addition to my collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story, illustrations & themes are WONDERFUL! A must for any juvenile (or adult) library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved this book since I was a little girl. Now, I get to share it with my kids. They all love the wonderful "wild rumpus!" I also recommend Runny Babbit and Pumpkin Guts. All of these books are great for sharing and they have wonderful pictures.
Snooky More than 1 year ago
Absolutely wonderful book to read to children. My sons still talk about how much they loved this book when they were growing up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this book! I think it is a good story and one that all kids can relate to wanting to do. I have always enjoyed this book and can't wait for the movie to come out in October!!!
serviceKP More than 1 year ago
No wonder this book is still so popular. Sometimes I add the little stuffed character animals near it as I think that toys related to favorite stories can help charge a childs imagination to invent their own. The illustrations really bring out the story here, as a compliment to the amusing tale taking the readers from the ordinary home and oridinary family trouble to the wild and back.
sailornate82 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was, quite possibly, my favorite book when I was younger.
Clanky on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a child's classic book. If your child doesn't ask to have it read over and over (thereby memorizing it in no time!), then you're not making the appropriate noises and gestures as you read the book, allowing the child to be a bit of a wild thing right along with you and Max (who wore a wolf suit and made mischief of one kind or another)!
calvetti on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the best story book ever for boys. It shows a little boy who gets upset and goes to his room. While in his room - he imagines that he goes to a far away island that is inhabited by many Wild Things. The Wild Things made him KING. He was the ruler of all Wild Things. But, he misses home - and realizes that he needs to return - even though the Wild Things beg him to stay. He goes home and there is dinner waiting for him in his bedroom. I love how this book relates to every boy who can get frustrated with whatever is going on at home. Then, they find some place of refuge (Wild Things Island). But the boy realizes that as mad as he was - things are not so bad at home - and he makes the decision to return home. It also shows motherly love when mom puts dinner in his bedroom - even though she was extremely upset with Max and how he was acting. Great Book.
conuly on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This one is a classic, of course. Chances are that you remember it from your own childhood, what more is there to say?My nieces love this one. It's not too wordy, so it's great for very little children and for those nights where you really want everybody in bed five minutes ago! But the words that are there are perfectly selected, nothing is missing. Lyrical is the word I'd use. And the story about Max having his time-out and repenting (or, for that matter, his mother changing her mind about her over-reaction) is one that most children can relate to, I think.
ekstewar on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: This book tells the story of a young boy who is causing such mischief that he is sent to his room without dinner and imagines that he sails to an exotic island where there are other wild things. The wild things make him his king and he plays with them but longs for the comforts of home and the love of his family. Genre: Picture BookPersonal Reflection: I like the imagination of this story, but that it is based on reality. The idea of a bad little boy being sent to his room and then creating a place where he can be as bad as he wants is totally believable. Concept: I like the drawings of the wild things and how unique they are. I like the little wolf customer that Max wears and how it kind of transforms him into a different character.
malloriewoodruff on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: Where the Wild Things Are is about a little boy named Max who has a forest grow in his room. Max travels by boat for days, weeks, and years to find the wild things. The wild things were scary creatures who Max was not afraid of. They made him king. Soon Max became lonely and missed someone to love him. Max sailed back home to his room to see that no time had passed and his supper was waiting for him in his room. Personal response: These illustrations are amazing! There are a few pages in the middle just of the wild things. They are scary and at the same time warm looking creatures. This book shows off what a wonderful imagination will do.Classroom extension:1. This book is great for students to show off their imaginations and draw what their "wild things" would look like.2. I would have the students talk about if they have even done something similar to Max and let them share in a paper.
ander23 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love everything about this book, from the text to the illustrations. I also love the message Maurice Sendak promotes here, a message of unconditional love, a message that even if one misbehaves, there will be supper waiting on the table. 4.5 stars.
Veronchis on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: Where The Wild Things Are is a book about a boy named Max who is dressed in a wolf costume acting out. Max is then sent to his room without dinner by his mother. While in his room Max begins to imagine he is headed to a forest. In this forest he meets animal like monsters, which he calls wild things. The wild things follow Max around and do as he says. Max puts the wild things to bed and starts to feel lonely, until he starts to smell good food. Max sails back to his room from the forest and when he arrives he spots the hot dinner his mom left for him.Personal Reaction: I personally like this book. It is full of color and textures that bring it to life. Max shows us that with a little imagination we can drift off to anywhere imaginable. We also can learn when we do wrong there is always a consequence. It reminds me of the time my daughter was upset with her daddy so she went to her room and built a laboratory on top of her bed and told us " if I'm up here that means I'm mad at you." Classroom Extension Ideas:1. Have the class write a short story on where their imagination would take them.2. Have the class talk about the times they have dressed up, did they act out as that character. 3. Have the class draw one of the wild things using their favorite colors.
elpowers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Not my thing- but interesting
wendyfincher on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a book about a boy named Max who seemed to get into trouble a lot. One day when he was playing like he was a wolf, he found to much trouble to get into. His mother sent him to his room without eating. Max's imagination kicked and and before long he was with other wild creatures but Max was King of all the wild things. It wasn't long until Max became home sick and decided to come back home. When he got home his supper was waiting on him and it was still warm.