I don't get the hype! My son was so bored with the book, the pictures. As a whole, a bland story, and I didn't like that he had to go to bed without supper.
A Caldecott Medal Winner.
Review: A very good book. I especially recommend it to younger children not only because it is a children's book but, because Max's angry feelings toward his mother is something all young children go through. The pictures are also very well drawn and the monsters are very convincing.
I'm not a big fan. The beatnik writing style is cool, but not my favorite to read.
When Max is sent to his room without supper, he visits the land of Wild Things only to learn that being wild may not be what he wanted after all.
Now, this is a classic book that kept me entertained as a young child during bed time on many nights. The story while a child's bedtime story is something that people of all ages can learn from, simply because of the powerful meaning behind it all and the fact that at the end of the day. Your family is the most important thing in the world. It took me a long time to understand that about this story, but that's what I’ve taken from it, and to everyone there own. However, this is a must read story which all parents should share with their kids, as it's great for a bedtime read and the meaning behind it will one day mean something to them. At the end of the day it's a story which you can take something important from no matter your age.
- @Kuhaica of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
Where the Wild Things Are is a masterpiece of children's literature, bringing in elements of reality and fantasy. Where the Wild Things Are is based on a young child named Max that has a vivid imagination. He dresses up as a wolf and chases his dog with a fork around the house and threatens his mother, until he is put to bed by his mother and given no dinner. At this point Max's imagination runs wild as he meets the wild things and then some wild adventures unfold! This book is wonderful for children as it will teach then how to be adventurous and behave at the same time. It's definitely a great recommendation for young children.
- @TheCollector of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library
I read this book as an adult because I did not read it as a child. I do not get the hype surrounding it, where many people consider it one of the best picture books of all time. I enjoyed the illustrations, I just thought that there would be more too it. I am sure I would have enjoyed it much more as a child.
I don't get the hype. Bad grammar. The end.
I remember having this book read to the class in grade 2 and not enjoying it. I was actually surprised when they made a movie based on it. Then, I re-read it as an adult. I realized then that even at 7 I had no patience for flights of fancy. The book was too unrealistic for me at that age, I must have been a staunch realist. How did he sail for so long yet his dinner was still warm?! Also, as a kid I l remember thinking that there were altogether too many pictures and not enough words to this story. For the record, I still did not particularly enjoy the story but have come to appreciate the illustrations. I've also taken more of a fancy to fantasy and have been known on occasion to enjoy them.
I like going back to things, that I loved when I was Y ounger, and, although I'm old enough to have children, and, grandchildrenL(GASP!) I still like ret urning to the old hoods of My Youth! Where the Wild Tings are, brought Me back to MY Y outh, and, I feel it could just have th4e same effect on You, unless You're an unrepentant old Sinner, like Scrooge(another Favorite of Mine!)!
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A young boy dresses up as a wolf to cause mischief, his mother sends him to bed without dinner. He dreams of going on an adventure with the wild things.
"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"
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