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Where the Wild Things Are (Gift Set)

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Bodley Head Children's Books (6 Sept. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0370327152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0370327150
  • Product Dimensions: 37.2 x 5.9 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,578,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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 colour 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's suit, giggle-stiflingly funny at times, and even manages to reaffirm the notion that there's no place like home. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous. --H."

Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive. --SLJ."

A timeless classic that continues to win over the hearts of children. The simple, rhythmic text and expressive illustrations are just as appealing today as they were when I was a child. 10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds--Brightly.com"

"The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous."--H.

"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."--SLJ.

"A timeless classic that continues to win over the hearts of children. The simple, rhythmic text and expressive illustrations are just as appealing today as they were when I was a child." 10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds--Brightly.com

-The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous.---H.

-Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive.---SLJ.

-A timeless classic that continues to win over the hearts of children. The simple, rhythmic text and expressive illustrations are just as appealing today as they were when I was a child.- 10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds--Brightly.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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What more can you say about what is a classic children's book? When my now twenty-one year old eldest son was a nipper, I had to read this to him over and over again, and do suitably monstrous sound effects when the 'Wild Things' do their dance. It works because of its simplicity, and its underlying charm, as well as the originality of its illustrations. It was clearly an influence on 'The Mighty Boosh', too, if you wanna get cross-cultural about it.
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One of the greatest books ever written and illustrated for young, emotional/upset/frightened/angry /rebellious children, who need to go through these feelings and come out the other side having learnt that everything is OK, and everyone still loves them, normality is still there .

I had this book for my children, they had it for their children and now my GREAT Grandchildren are loving it…EVERY HOME with a young child should have this ONE book
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I love this book as it is from my childhood. I got it at such a great price on here that I couldn't resist. It is a gift for my 12 month old son so he can grow with this great book. The quality of the book is also very high as the pages are nice and thick. Storyline is just fantastic and so worth a bed time read. The delivery was so fast and packaging was great. I am so please with this book and highly recommend it for any person or family!
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By K8 on 31 Mar. 2017
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Really good for the whole family, children loved it and we actually thought it was rather fab and was very much involved when this came out
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This is another book that all parents should get for their children. The illustrations are pure magic, with a lot of detail, and the sentiments expressed are very good.
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My favourite children book. I read it to my friend's daughter all the time
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Brought as a present - exactly what I purchased, thank you!
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Item as described. Fast delivery. Thank you!
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