Where the Wild Things are, Paperback Book

Where the Wild Things are Paperback

Illustrated by Maurice Sendak

4.5 out of 5 (15 ratings)


One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him 'Wild Thing' and sends him to bed without his supper.

That night a forest begins to grow in Max's room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are.

Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins.

But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 48 pages, Full colour
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780099408390

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three books all children should have: Where the Wild Things Are; The Giving Tree; The Lorax

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It was my favorite book when I was a kid.

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This is a child's classic book. If your child doesn't ask to have it read over and over (thereby memorizing it in no time!), then you're not making the appropriate noises and gestures as you read the book, allowing the child to be a bit of a wild thing right along with you and Max (who wore a wolf suit and made mischief of one kind or another)!

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Yes, it's super. Everyone should read it. Drawings are iconic, nearly unforgettable. The story is a classic jest taking aim at the fact all of us struggle for control of our destiny in a world much bigger and unmanageable than we.

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This is one of my most favorite children's books ever! The story paints a perfect picture of what it's like to be young and carefree. With an overactive imagination, the child walks into a new world, one in which he belongs -- but then he's called back -- as we all are. One can only stay in one's own world for so long. :)

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