Where the Wild Things Are Paperback – 14 May 1992
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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.
"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
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PS - Buy the video too - it's wonderful!
It is a beautiful book - the illustrations are amazing (it is easy spend ages discussing the content of a single page with your children) and the prose is simple and sparse, yet beautiful, succinct and evocative. The toy is good quality and durable, it is a useful when reading the book: my son has great fun deciding which wild thing the toy is.
I never tire of reading this book and my son (4) never seems to tire of hearing it. It is now one of his firm favourites.
A timeless classic; a book to be read and reread, enjoyed and treasured.
Reading this book is like being pulled back to the clear reality of those days as I experienced them then.
I don't feel as if I've changed.
(I'm a bit taller).
She wasn't scared at all and thankfully no nightmares to report. She loves the story and loves pretending to be one of the wild things, nashing her terrible jaws and waving her fearsome claws.
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What a beautiful book! It's so lovely and the old pictures are beautiful.Published 7 hours ago by Beccy Floyd
This is the classic children's book as far as I am concerned.
My little boy loves it. He is 13 months old and too young to understand the tale but he enjoys the images... Read more
Read this at school years ago and had to buy it when I saw it on here for my two little onesPublished 19 days ago by lindsay
Arrived before time given. Shared with kids who like to act out the parts. A wonderful story from a master story writer.Published 29 days ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful book, bought as a gift. Have copy at home which was read to our children many times when they were small.Published 2 months ago by Spiers Clan