One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place ...
One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all. When Maurice Sendak won the American Library Association's Caldecott Medal for WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, he said: 'Max, the hero of my book, discharges his anger against his mother, and returns to the real world sleepy, hungry and at peace with himself...from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustration as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.'
Illustrated by Color Ilust Thruout. Very Good. 10x9"Oblong VERY GOOD Condition. Inner"Harper Crest" ep's 2" clipt DJ; np thin pages; Bottom of title page states "Copyright 1963 by Maurice Sendak *Printed in the United States of America*All rights reserved". ISBN AT TOP BACK HARD COVER WITH "HARPER CREST LIBRARY EDITION" statement. DJ (brodart Plastic Protector) was short clear taped to iner cover edges...Book Sturdy bound with eps being solid blue &"leafy art"eps beyond that. Corner of that bound in ep has been 2" trimmed at corner...Colorful Leaves endpaper art. Colorful, illustrated paper covered board hardcovers. SHARP POINTS, SPINE ENDS....Pink "Max" boat on page 21 RED COLOR bit out of register on waves.....DUST JACKET states "PRESCH-Gr 3" but TOP DJ corner inner flap pr ice clipt....back inner DJ FLAP states "...WAS REPRINTED IN 1974 from new Engravings made from original art. ". FRONT COVER OF DUST JACKET HAS been well protected by brodart...FRONT COVER OF CLEAN DUST JACKET SHOWS 3""MEDAL top right corner...Nice solid copy. with DJ showing immportant info about this copy..
Where the wild things are, is a wildly wonderful book. The kids that read this get to use their imagination on what the wild things look like and how they would move and moan and grown. I love that throughout the whole book the main character thinks that he runs everything and thinks that he doesnt need anyone to take care of him. Until the end when he realizes that he does need someone to feed him and tuck him into bed. Just like he did with the wild things.
Jun 28, 2012
Favorite children's book of all time
This is my favorite, so I was thrilled to find a good copy with a DJ in good shape. It arrived quickly enough and was well-prortected for the shipping.
May 11, 2012
Well packed, swiftly delivered, and exactly as described.
Dec 8, 2011
I liked it, our kids liked it, and now our grandson is enjoying Where the Wild Things Are. L-dor v'dor.
Oct 7, 2010
Where the Wild Things Are
This is a classic, and I sen it to all new babies,. The copy was perfect and came in good time.
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