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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
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Where the Wild Things Are (original 1963; edition 2012)

by Maurice Sendak

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Title:Where the Wild Things Are
Authors:Maurice Sendak
Info:Harper Collins (2012), Edition: 25th anniversary, Hardcover, 48 pages
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Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (1963)

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    Sandydog1: Both deal with fantasy and imagination and both are from the genius of Sendack
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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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Max discovers an escape from his life full of strict rules and routines. On this dream adventure he meets beasts who decide that Max is the wildest of them all, therefore becoming their king. This newfound power weighs down on Max and he slowly realizes the need for the rules and routines he left back at home. This mystical adventure is partnered with fantastic illustrations that paint the dreamlike world Max creates to escape to.
  nicolehalbur | Jan 18, 2019 |
Max is a busy boy with a great imagination. When he is sent to his room without supper, he imagines a far away world where he is king of the wild things. This is a big responsibility; Max decides to return home where the food smells good and is still hot. ( )
  kbengtson | Jan 13, 2019 |
This book is about a young boy that gets sent to his room without supper. He goes to a place where the wild things are and has a wild rumpus. ( )
  Mlfjeld | Jan 11, 2019 |
The Wild Things desperately long for a leader to guide them, just as Max longs for a kingdom to rule. When Max is crowned king, he promises to create a place where everyone will be happy. Max soon finds, though, that ruling his kingdom is not so easy and his relationships there prove to be more complicated than he originally thought.
  Erinsmo | Dec 10, 2018 |
Fictional narrative, fantasy, imagination, monsters, colorful, adventure
  Krenshaw | Dec 5, 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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