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Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are
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  • Seller:Digbooks
  • Sales Rank:237
  • Languages:English (Published), English (Original Language), English (Unknown)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:25th anniversary
  • Pages:48
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.9
  • Dimensions (in):10 x 0.4 x 9
  • Publication Date:December 26, 2012
  • MPN:9780060254926
  • ISBN:0060254920
  • UPC:201560254920
  • EAN:0201560254920
  • ASIN:0060254920
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Editorial Reviews:

In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey to Where the Wild Things Are. Review
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 color 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 suit, and it manages to reaffirm the notion that there's no place like home.

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