Age: 2-3 Years
Pages: 48 Pages
Where The Wild Things Are is the heartwarming story of a young boy named Max and his adventures. The story is just 338 words long and despite its short length has gone on to win many accolades along the way.
The story begins when Max dresses up as a wolf and wreaks havoc in his own home. He is severely scolded by his mother and is sent back to his bedroom without supper. Max is dejected and upset and that is when he watches his bedroom undergo an astonishing transformation. He watches as his bedroom turns into a jungle and an ocean appears out of nowhere. Max sails into that ocean and reaches an island inhabited by nasty beasts simply called, The Wild Things. His adventures there make up the core of the story.
Written and illustrated masterfully by Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are is a classic. It was published by RHUK in 2000 and is available in paperback.
Biography: Maurice Sendak is an American author and illustrator of children's books. He achieved great recognition for Where the Wild Things are which he published in 1963. Besides that, he also wrote in the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There. He was the recipient of many literary awards including the Caldecott Medal, Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Astrid Lindgren Award. He was born to Jewish parents of Polish descent and was hugely affected by the Holocaust. He decided to become an illustrator after watching Walt Disney's Fantasia as a twelve year old boy.
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