Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal
Have you ever become a “wild thing”? Have you ever wanted to sail off to another world to lead a “wild rumpus” with all the other wild things? Then join Max as he travels to where the wild things are! Why did he go? Watch the pictures grow on the pages as Max comes close to the wild things. Will he come back?
Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal.
48 pages 978-0064431781 Ages 4-8
Keywords: Caldecott Medal, fantasy and magic, action/adventure, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old
Recommended by: Kate Stehman, Librarian, Pennsylvania USA
Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. A must for every child's bookshelf.
This iconic story has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. When Max dresses in his wolf suit and causes havoc in the house, his mother sends him to bed. From there, Max sets sail to an island inhabited by the Wild Things, who name him king and share a wild rumpus with him. But then from far away across the world, Max smells good things to eat...
Let the wild rumpus continue as this classic comes to life like never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork. Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art.
Mary Pols of Time magazine wrote that "what makes Sendak's book so compelling is its grounding effect: Max has a tantrum and in a flight of fancy visits his wild side, but he is pulled back by a belief in parental love to a supper 'still hot." Generations have shared this beautiful picture book, and children of all ages will want to return to it again and again.
New York Public Library's #4 book on the list of "Top Check Outs of All Time" One of the National Education Association's "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" The top picture book in School Library Journal's survey of its readers
Maurice Sendak was also the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library.---from the publisher