Sendak, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. New York: HarperCollins Children’s Books, 1963, 1991.
Every year I let me fifth graders choose the books for story time for the last 2 weeks since it is their last regular library visit. My secondary students come only on an as-needed basis.
Where the Wild Things Are was one of their choices this year. Where the Wild Things Are tells the story of a young boy who is angry and sent to his room without supper due his behavior. He falls asleep and dreams of a place where the wild things live. He is even named the king of the wild things. He is awakened by the smell of food – his mother brought him his supper. Maurice Sendak was awarded the Caldecott Award for his illustrations in this picture book.
The movie Where the Wild Things Are is very loosely based on the book. What are your thoughts on the movie?
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