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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are (1963)

by Maurice Sendak

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    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka (bethielouwho)
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    There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer (Sandydog1)
    Sandydog1: Both deal with fantasy and imagination and both are from the genius of Sendack
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    Miranda's umbrella by Val Biro (bookel)
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    Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm (Hibou8)
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    The Wild Things by Dave Eggers (sweetandsyko)
    sweetandsyko: where the wild things are is such a good childrens picture book. I recommend the wild things for adults to read! certain copies even have furry covers like the monsters from the story!
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    Where the Mild Things Are: A Very Meek Parody by Maurice Send-up (bookel)
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    Goodnight Opus by Berkeley Breathed (wosret)
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don't judge a book by its cover ( )
  Sherritaperry | Aug 15, 2018 |
Where The Wild Things Are tells the story of a boy named Max, who is making mischief throughout his house. Max is seen throughout the book wearing a wolf suit, a king's crown, and a mischievous grin. After chasing the family dog around the house with a fork, Max is sent to his room without any supper by his mother. He then begins a magical journey, in which his room transforms into a new world, with creatures named the Wild Things, where he is soon made king. Max is in control of his life in the land of the Wild Things, but soon finds himself homesick and yearning to go back home to eat his mother's supper.

The main theme of the book is surrounded by the strong idea of imagination and the places it can take you. Max creates a new world in which he can control his own destiny and escape from reality. In this case, the alternate reality was in the form of his room that transformed into a far off place, where the wild things are. In his imaginative world he can be whoever he wants be and do whatever he feels like doing, with no boundaries or regulations. He is free to explore and see the world beyond just what is in his bedroom. Kids can relate to this idea of freedom since their lives are mainly controlled by adults.
  wichitafriendsschool | Jul 4, 2018 |
The book is about a little boy who gets in trouble and is sent to bed so he makes believe a jungle with wild animals that he tames and becomes their king. This is a great story for making text connects because the students can relate to the feeling of being in trouble and how it can make them feel. I would use this for kindergarteners.
  JenelleFyfe | Jun 9, 2018 |
Where the Wild Thin Are
4 Stars

Cannot help but smile at Max and his antics. ( )
  Lauren2013 | May 24, 2018 |
• Title of book: Where The Wild Things Are

• Author of book; illustrator: Maurice Sendak

• Genre: Fantasy Brief summary of the book (a couple of sentences): A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king.
  jieranif | Apr 27, 2018 |
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The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another, his mother called him wild thing. And so he said, "I'll eat you UP!" And so he was sent to bed without eating anything.
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...Max said, "BE STILL!" and tamed them with the magic trick of staring into all their yellow eyes without blinking once and they were frightened and called him the most wild thing of all and made him king of all wild things.
"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
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This book uses the same ISBN as a Disney Counting book.
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Plot Summary: Max, a bit of a troublemaker, is sent to bed by his mother without any dinner. Dressed in his wolf suite, Max falls asleep in his room where it then transforms into a forest where "wild things" live. This is where Max's adventure begins.

Extensions: positive/negative reinforcement, universal social problems, creativity
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Sent to bed hungry?
Let the wild rumpus begin!
Master of my world.

(QuestingforaQuest)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0060254920, Hardcover)

Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. If you disagree, then it's been too long since you've attended a wild rumpus. Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's color illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder.

The wild things--with their mismatched parts and giant eyes--manage somehow to be scary-looking without ever really being scary; at times they're downright hilarious. Sendak's defiantly run-on sentences--one of his trademarks--lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale, which floats between the land of dreams and a child's imagination.

This Sendak classic is more fun than you've ever had in a wolf suit, and it manages to reaffirm the notion that there's no place like home.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:23 -0400)

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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.

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