Where the Wild Things Are Author:Maurice Sendak Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of Wild Things,where he is made king. — Winner, 1964 Caldecott Medal — Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970 (ALA) — 1981 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Illustration — 1963, 1982 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book) — Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1963, 1982... more » (NYT)
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The book was very good but not appropriate for the age group it suggests. I read it to my 18 month old God son, who loves being read to, and it didn't capture his attention. It is a very good book for older children 3 yeas and up.
This is still one of the greatest books. I remembered reading it several times in elementary school and when I saw there was a movie coming out, I was ecstatic. I had to get the book just for the sake of nostalgia.