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Where the Wild Things are

Sendak, Maurice. Book - 1963 E SEN, R Caldecott Medal 1964, Kids Book / Picture Books / Mythical Creatures / Sendak, Maurice 6 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.6 out of 5

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Call Number: E SEN, R Caldecott Medal 1964, Kids Book / Picture Books / Mythical Creatures / Sendak, Maurice
On Shelf At: Downtown Library, Westgate Branch

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When Max, a naughty little boy is sent to bed without supper, he sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.

COMMUNITY REVIEWS

Classic! Looing forward to the film version submitted by Robb Morss on December 27, 2007, 1:18pm This is always a great bed time read for the kids at night. Great prose, wonderful illustrations, and a lesson to be shared with all children. Looking forward to the upcoming film version, hope I won't be disappointed.

A children's classic submitted by Daniel Saltzman on January 4, 2010, 2:35pm The perfect bed-time story, your child will want this story again, and again, and again.

imaginative! submitted by fairytale on August 13, 2011, 2:32pm One of the best children's books ever! Imaginative!

I'll Eat It Up, I Love It So! submitted by chuntoon on June 23, 2012, 11:19pm A incredible tale. Simply told... but wonderful in it's complexity. IT NEVER GETS OLD.

better submitted by lawrencekl57 on August 10, 2012, 8:54pm The book is much better than the movie.

Classic submitted by jarroyo on July 9, 2013, 2:52pm This is a classic children's book. It has neat pictures and a basic story. My children weren't super into this book.

Favorite children's book of all time! submitted by lulumama on July 13, 2013, 8:17pm A classic. Sweet, brilliant, and great illustrations.

Absolutely the best submitted by prlhw on August 13, 2013, 5:28pm This story and the images are so captivating. Sendak captures childhood so sweetly and honestly.

Not a big fan submitted by cbrewster on August 16, 2013, 7:35pm I know that most people love this book, but I took a class in college where we analyzed this book and after that I really didn't care for it anymore. Doesn't have the best messages.

Classic Book, but Not My Favorite submitted by amanda1655 on August 4, 2014, 7:44pm This is a classic book that adults often point to as one of their favorite books from their childhood. The illustrations get larger as the reader proceeds through the book, and the reader is meant to imagine that the rompus that ensues. Personally, however, I find the book a bit dull.

Such a great book submitted by downing on July 25, 2015, 2:18am I can read this over and over and still enjoy it

Childhood favorite submitted by whitneywk on August 30, 2015, 10:18pm Iconic illustrations tell the story of Max, a child whose imagination takes him to a land of wild creatures. You would never realize after reading this book that it only has 20 lines. The experience feels so much deeper than that.

Astonishing Illustrations submitted by Meginator on July 19, 2018, 4:53pm The astonishing illustrations in this book uniquely capture a spirit of imagination, and Sendak's visions have since (deservedly) become synonymous with a certain type of childhood wonder. The book still holds my fascination as an adult, and it's a pleasure to return to it alone and with new generations of readers.

A must read submitted by elepling on August 3, 2018, 11:36pm Great to spark children’s imagination

Transgenerational submitted by lstorc on August 27, 2018, 6:01pm This book transcends generations. The artwork and story are both marvelous!

great submitted by ramesh_anmulwad on June 20, 2019, 12:08pm i could read this over and over

sendak submitted by qmomo on July 2, 2019, 5:18pm an enduring classic for a reason. wonderful artwork and an appealing story with an understanding of young children's emotional landscapes.

Classic submitted by TLW1998 on July 21, 2019, 8:32am My child loves this one and wants me to read it over and over again. We had to buy our own book.

There's a reason this is a classic submitted by JulieKurzer on July 18, 2021, 9:37am This story is full of imagination and fantastic imagery to inspire pretend play in young children

Children are captivated submitted by bjkoch on July 30, 2022, 10:10pm Even baby is excited to give this book a read. My children really relate to the experience of running wild before needing a bit of time to imagine and cool down.

An insta- favorite! submitted by skairis on August 8, 2022, 12:30am My daughter loves this book! The pages of just illustration allow us to add fun noises and movements to the "wild rumpus" being held by the wild things. Imagination and reading together in one great book!

Endless imagination submitted by Noah Oron on August 3, 2023, 9:47pm And amazing illustrations

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SERIES
Caldecott Medal book - 1964.



PUBLISHED
New York : Harper & Row, 1984, c1963.
Year Published: 1963
Description: [37] p. : col. ill. ; 23 x 26 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 740

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0060254920 :
0060254939
0064430553 :

SUBJECTS
Monsters -- Fiction.
Temper tantrums -- Fiction.
Imagination -- Fiction.