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Where the Wild Things Are (1963)

by Maurice Sendak

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Series: Where the Wild Things Are trilogy (1)

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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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    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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    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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    Dear Mili by Wilhelm Grimm (Hibou8)
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    Miranda's umbrella by Val Biro (bookel)
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    A Werewolf Named Oliver James by Nicholas John Frith (bogreader)
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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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it's such a fun book to read to kids. ( )
  florrrrr12 | Aug 31, 2023 |
Why does everyone love this book so muc? I think it is an awful story of greed and lack of gratitude. ( )
  Kim.Sasso | Aug 27, 2023 |
READING LEVEL: 3.4 AR POINTS: 0.5

A classic originally published in 1963…one year before my miraculous birth enlightened this earth…haha. My parents didn’t read us bedtime stories. This is a children’s book my husband grew up with. I actually had never heard of it before. I’m not sure my kids have ever read it. I purchased this book around 2010 to read to my grandkids. Cute fantasy story.

BOOK-TO-MOVIE: Where the Wild Things Are (2009), starring Max Records, Catherine O’Hara and Forest Whitaker. ( )
  MissysBookshelf | Aug 27, 2023 |
this books for animal lovers ( )
  hussain150 | Aug 22, 2023 |
Fabulous read-aloud! ( )
  rebwaring | Aug 14, 2023 |
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Maurice Sendakprimary authorall editionscalculated
てるお, じんぐうTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
輝夫, 神宮Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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 Max said “I’LL EAT YOU UP!” so he was sent to bed without eating anything.
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... and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max and he sailed off through night and day and in and out of weeks and almost over a year to where the wild things are.
And when he came to the place where the wild things are they roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws ...
... till 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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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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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)

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