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Where The Wild Things Are

April 9, 1963

Where The Wild Things Are

By Maurice Sendak, first published by Harper and Row, 1963.

Cover of a book showing a sail boat and a monster under some palm trees

But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go – we’ll eat you up – we love you so!”

This is an all-time classic and special favourite of mine. Where The Wild Things Are, goes down in history as one of the greatest books written for children. I love this book!

We follow Max on a journey of adventure and intrigue, where he learns to look his fears in eye, stand up for himself and conquer his fears. Your child’s imagination will expand with Max’s.

The Where the Wild Things Are book is an absolute must for your bookshelf!

Special note: My 12-year-old niece thinks this book would be more appealing to boys than girls.

Awards

Winner: Caldecott Medal, Most Distinguished Picture book of the Year, 1964.

Where The Wild Things Are Toys

Extend the hours of enjoyment you child will have with this book by supporting it with dress up costumes and toys. If your child loves Max, there are Max plush toys, or if your child prefers the monsters, there are many of those as well. Having a Where The Wild Things Are birthday party theme? There are dress up costumes and other items to decorate your child’s party.

Where The Wild Things Are Movie

Where The Wild Things Are is now a major motion picture. Please note that the film is not suitable for small children, even children who love this book. We recommend watching the trailer before deciding if it is suitable for your child to watch.

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Wrap Up

Where The Wild Things Are

  • 9.2/10
    Story
  • 9.5/10
    Illustrations
  • 1.2/10
    Educational content
  • 5/10
    Humour
  • 9/10
    Re-readability

Pros

  • Extremely detailed illustrations.
  • Fun text with a little bit of humour.
  • Could help children conquer fears.
  • A great adventure!
  • Shows that home can be a safe place, even if you're sent to bed without any supper.

Cons

  • Could be a bit scary for very sensitive children.
  • Possibly not appropriate for younger ages, depending on your child.

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