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Where the Wild Things Are

Written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak
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48
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In the forty years since Max first cried “Let the wild rumpus start,” Maurice Sendak’s classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children’s books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max’s imaginative journey to where the wild things are.

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Grammy
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I really love this book! I have a copy from when my children were little and I have copies for each of their households when collecting children’s books starts to be relevant. Over the years I have heard of some of the criticism people have addressed toward this book but none of it has really resonated with me. Sendak’s story and illustrations appeal to children in the same way that fairy tales do—none of those is mild and sweet. For children, the world is really black and white, and filled with extremes; either everything is fantastic, or it is terrible. Children can relate to Max, having all experienced that separation from vigorous activity to solitude, with imaginations still running wild. It is excellent that Max is not afraid of the monsters, being master of his imaginary world, and fitting that when he has finished his adventures he returns to the safety and security of home.

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Who Wrote Where the Wild Things Are

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Book Details

ISBN 10:
0060254920
ISBN 13:
9780060254926
Publication Date:
November 9, 1988