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In The Night Kitchen [Paperback]

Maurice Sendak
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
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5 July 2001
Sendak's hero Mickey falls through the dark into the Night Kitchen where three fat bakers are making the morning cake. So begins an intoxicating dream fantasy, described by the artist himself as 'a fantasy ten feet deep in reality'.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox; New Ed edition (5 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099417472
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099417477
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 28.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn, New York. He began by illustrating other authors' books for children, but the first book that he both wrote and illustrated was Kenny's Window, published in 1956. Since then he has illustrated over 80 books, and has won many awards, including the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he was the first American to win the Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator's Medal. In 1978 the University of Boston made him Doctor of Humane Letters and in 1983 he won the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal for a 'substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children over a period of years'.

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Possibly the coolest colouring book I've ever seen, this is the complete In the Night Kitchen printed in black-and-white line art so that readers can add their own colours. Unlike many colouring books that contain pages of poorly rendered poster art, this offers beautiful lines to colour within and a comic book-like story structure that's interesting enough to reread after it's been coloured. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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An acknowledged picture book classic from the author of Where the Wild Things Are.

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I first read this book, over 25 years ago, and it had me thrilled then and it still does. Sendak has a way of bringing out your night time journeys under the duvet with that torch and your midnight snack, and he knows what you want. The colourful pictures bring out the imagination to its full vivid glory. There is a Max in all of us. Thank you Maurice for giving company to a child and thank you for keeping that child always there. It's a must for all children of all ages, you too granma :-)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Odd 3 April 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Husband and I don't get this book, we both feel we're missing something. Clearly we're wrong though, 7 year old and 2 year old are either reading it themselves or asking for it several times every day!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Every child needs this book 5 Dec 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book has been around since my childhood. It is timeless - weird and beautiful and whimsical and adventurous. I love the cityscape imagery as well as the blur between Mickey's dream and reality. A great gift.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 19 Nov 2011
By mamamm
Format:Paperback
Our 3-year-old loves it, and knows it so well she can say most of the words. Also makes a great birthday present for friend's children.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars much giggling! 26 July 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I remember this from when I was a little girl in the early 70s.... but only after seing it here did I recall its title and author! I now have a copy for my little girl. We giggled as youngsters at the naked little boy in the story (always a source of much hilarity for kiddies!) so I can't wait for my little one to read it herself. The story is so bizarre and imaginative, it must have come from a dream! Absolutely wonderful. Pity it's not a board book, though, as my toddler would probably want to eat it...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book has survived the test of time and is one of the favorites of my grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A highly unique concept of a boy who has a 'dream' experience in the night kitchen of a baker! Yummy dessert delights as well as a feast for the eyes ... the illustrations are out of this world ... and a feast for the ears ... the chantable text is delightful! Highly recommended for kids of all ages.
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic! 9 Oct 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
When I was little this book was called "Mickey in the Night Kitchen". The name has changed but the book is still magic. Charming and cheaky. Micky jumps out of bed and into the Night Kitchen where he flys a dough plane, gets chased by three bakers who look suspiciously like Oliver Hardy and dives naked into a bottle of milk.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning picture book 2 Mar 2007
By smith smythe VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is the second in the "loose trilogy" which follows on from where the wild things are, it is a VERY loose connection and definitely not the wild things mark 2.

Every child I have read this to has been totally engaged by it, there are no monster pictures (like where the wild things are and Outside over there) to scare a young child and so is lovely to read before bed. I would particularly recommend it to a young child as they will loose themselves in the pictures and love the flow of the text and won't care that it doesn't make all that much sense.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Lovely story and lovely illustrations. Can't go wrong with Maurice Sendak.
Published 10 hours ago by B. P. Zahl
4.0 out of 5 stars but my three year old thinks it is wonderful. I personally prefer...
My son would offer this 5 stars as he loves it! I find it ever so strange and quite bizarre, but my three year old thinks it is wonderful. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cozzyboz
5.0 out of 5 stars I adore this beautifully-illustrated little tale. Many years ago ...
I adore this beautifully-illustrated little tale. Many years ago, I read it and acted it out repeatedly to my little boys, and it became a beloved part of their bedtime. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Flutterby
5.0 out of 5 stars brought for my daughter
Not as well known as Where the Wild Things Are but every bit as wonderful and magical with utterly beautiful illustrations. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Booboo44
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book
Bought for nostalgia as it's one I remember enjoying with my sister in the late 70s / early 80s. As lovely as I remember and my 3yo enjoys it too.
Published 5 months ago by Victoria M
5.0 out of 5 stars EVERY CHILD SHOULD HAVE THIS BOOK
EVERY CHILD SHOULD HAVE THIS BOOK, I BUY THIS BOOK FOR KIDS PARTYS AS A GIFT, I ALWAYS GET TOLD HOW LOVELY THE BOOK IS AND HOW MUCH THE KIDS LOVE IT! Read more
Published 5 months ago by aagrea
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
I remember this book from my childhood

Purchased it now for my little one and think he will love it too!
Published 6 months ago by vkester
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastical and perfect
I remember this book from a nursery I attended when I was very young, and have just bought it for my 21 month old toddler because I loved it so much, even though I never owned it. Read more
Published 9 months ago by zorazero
4.0 out of 5 stars My wife's favorite Sendak book – mine is Where the Wild Things Are
OK, Sendak is genius. Given.

But I can't give In The Night Kitchen a 5-star rating – because that would put it on par with my favourite picture book from my childhood –... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Fedw
2.0 out of 5 stars hmmmm
bought this for a friend's 2-year old but now i have it i doubt i shall give it to him. not suitable for young readers both in content and pictures.
Published 15 months ago by helen ford
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