In the Night Kitchen Book
In the Night Kitchen Book
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In the Night Kitchen

Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak

Published by HarperCollins Publishers


Publisher's Summary

From the acclaimed author-artist Maurice Sendak comes a Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a fantastical dream world. This comic fantasy will delight readers of all ages with playful illustrations and an imaginative world only Sendak could create.

In the Night Kitchen is the classic story of Mickey's adventures in the bakers’ kitchen as they prepare our morning cake. "Milk in the batter! Milk in the batter! We bake cake and nothing’s the matter!" the bakers sing.

The bakers in the night kitchen need more milk for their batter, but then Mickey falls into the cake! They decide to put him in the oven anyway, but Mickey has different plans. He escapes in a plane made of bread dough and helps the bakers find the milk at last.

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  • Age Range: 3-6
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: January 18, 1996
  • ISBN: 0060266686
  • ISBN 13: 9780060266684
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The Book Snob Mom

Mom, Avid Reader, Austen Fangirl

I realize that this is a classic by an absolutely stupendous creative, but this is just not one of my favorites. The illustrations are great (as long as you aren't affronted by frontal nudity on a little boy), but the whole story just seems random and a little bit weird to me after revisiting from my childhood.


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Three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.

Note: This book contains naked little boy pictures.

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