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Where the Wild Things Are (Gift Set)

Press: Bodley Head Children's Books (September 6, 2001)
ISBN:9780370327150
Author Name:Sendak, Maurice
Language:English

Content

Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Let the wild rumpus with Max and all the wild things continue as this classic comes to life as 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 before his death in May 2012.
Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations.
It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak.Supports the Common Core State Standards

Review

“The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous.” (H.)“Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive.” (SLJ.)“A timeless classic that continues to win over the hearts of children. 
The simple, rhythmic text and expressive illustrations are just as appealing today as they were when I was a child.” 10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds (Brightly.com)

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From the Back Cover

Fiftieth Anniversary EditionWinner of the Caldecott Medal

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About the Author

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. 
In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America.
In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

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From AudioFile

No one articulates the childs psyche like Maurice Sendak. 
With humor and empathy, he creates fantasy worlds in which the youngest children can safely explore their scariest, meanest, most imaginative thoughts and feelings.
This production introduces new generations to his best classics, from the trilogy composed of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN and OUTSIDE OVER THERE to THE NUTSHELL LIBRARY, which teaches skills like the alphabet, counting, and the names of the seasons.
Tammy Grimes brings these fantasy worlds alive for todays preschoolers.
Her portrayal of the irrepressible Rosie models the use of the imagination to banish boredom.
Even parents will chuckle at the gentle lesson on caring taught by young Pierre.
N.E.M.
© AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Comment List (Total:18)

  •     I'm not going to lie, I am a 40-year-old and have never, ever read this book or had it read to me. I got this for my three-year-old daughter for 3rd bday, on behalf of my uncle who got it for her birthday. (He doesn't have a computer so I order his books.) I really enjoyed this book myself. It's very interesting. The drawings are amazing. The story is good/makes a point-has a subtle lesson. Maybe not for an older child but my daughter is 3yrs. She seems to understand it and likes it. She has requested read more than once at night. So in my book that makes it a winner.

  •     what a classic book, my son had to have for his library!

  •     great kids book

  •     Bought this for someone expecting their first child. I loved this book growing up.

  •     book cover is arrived torn.

  •     Classic!!!

  •     My mother first bought this book for my oldest son. It has endured as a beloved favorite to all three of my boys. I think that children can really identify with Max and his thoughts. When he is sent to his room for misbehavior, his imagination helps him to run away to where the wild things are and collect his thoughts. I believe that the author must remember what its like to be a child and feel like no one understands, and not quite understanding yourself. Ruling the wild things helps Max understand that he just wants to feel loved, and helps parents to keep in mind that such outbursts from children are generally cries for attention--for someone to love them best of all. Mr. Sendak understands children! When you read this book it will transport you back to your own childhood and you will remember that lost feeling of being a child. Bravo, Maurice! You are my hero!

  •     Just as I remember when I was a kid. Oh, I could read this with such feeling, I'll bet my young one wondered.

  •     My one year loves this story and has loved it since it was purchased! It been through some thing and aomost time for a new one. Wished it came in hard baby book.

  •     My brother loved this book when he was little. Just bought it for my great nephew and it stands the test of time, he loves it too

  •     Love this book! Such a classic.

  •     I was introduced to this book by my librarian when I was in first grade in the mid eighties. Thirty years later I can still remember sitting with my class on the floor in front of her chair and staring at the pictures while she slowly read about Max's adventure. I wanted to jump into the book (especially when his bedroom turns into a jungle) and explore. The illustrations hold a huge amount of magic for me. So much in fact that I tracked down an old calendar just so I could frame the bedroom picture :)I do think you should hold off on reading this book to children until you think they can understand its creativity. A few of the elements may be confusing to young children, like why Max is upset and acting out or his interactions with the beasts. Don't dismiss Max as a brat who is just throwing a fit. It's definitely a good opportunity to discuss feelings and behaviors (it's plain to see some of his behaviors are learned from his mom, maybe a message to parents hmmm?)But still, don't take things to literally, it's all about imagination. I really don't think Maurice Sendak intended his readers to think Max a cannibal; how many times have you heard an adult say to a little kid "you're so cute I could eat you up"?As a side note, the movie is great but not as light-hearted as the book. There are some heavy emotions and themes in there. It's geared towards a more mature audience so don't let your five year old watch that.

  •     I had bought my great granddaughter a wonderful creature stuffed toy and my sis suggested this classic book to go along. GREAT IDEA! Thanks, Sis. I read the book and the story is just scary enough for kids. The illustrations are wonderful. Certainly a classic for any child's library.Recommend product. Recommend seller.

  •     Never was a fan before. The author in interviews seems to be so full of himself, but this time was different. My 18 month old just loves this story. The growling monsters must be what got him! I say "Where the Wild Things Are" while driving, and he says "Rarrw" in response. The artwork is nice. Good quality book, for a paperback edition.

  •     I got the book Where the Wild Things Are because one of my twin four year old boys reminds me so much of the little boy in the book, Max. Oftentimes he gets into mischief, more so than his brothers. When I came across this book on Amazon I automatically thought of my rotten little boy that usually just can't keep his fingers off things. I just knew he would love this book, and I was right! My strong willed, free spirited child who normally won't sit still long enough to eat his supper, sat mesmerized throughout this whole book. Each time we turned the page he was excited about the pictures and wanted to see what adventurous thing Max or his wild monster friends would do next. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone with children.

  •     I bought this book for my daughter when she was little. I probably gave it to the library after many years. I bought it now to read to my grandchildren. I love classic books that you can pass on from generation to generation. Some times kids can get wild and very overactive. You are constantly telling them to calm down or give a time out. Reading this book to them can bring them back to reality. The pictures and illustration are wonderful. It is also a great book for children to learn how to read. The printing is large where it will get their attention. Great book for children and grown ups to enjoy.

  •     I've been collecting Classic Children's books and I have never actually read this one, but I knew it was very popular. I guess I thought the story would have a bit more to it. I don't know if I would read this to a very small child as some of the Wild Things look a bit scary. I guess it depends on the child. As an adult though, I did enjoy the artwork.

  •     Must have!

 

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