Where the Wild Things Are is 50 years old and this gorgeous anniversary edition features color-restored images that bring the classic work to vibrant life as never before. Simultaneous. 200,000 first printing. - (Baker & Taylor)
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king - (Baker & Taylor)
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. - (HARPERCOLL)
Fiftieth Anniversary Edition
Winner of the Caldecott Medal
*Starred Review* This simply written but subtle book became a classic not only because it legitimized children's angry feelings—and their ability to use their imaginations to deal with those feelings—but also because it showed punishment and love coexisting in a parent-child relationship. When mischievous Max, wearing his wolf suit, romps around the house and drives his mother to distraction, she calls him "Wild Thing" and sends him to bed without his supper. But in the quiet of his room, a forest grows, where claw-footed monsters with horns, Wild Things just like Max, lurk and leap. Max joins their "wild rumpus" and is made "king of all wild things," but still he misses his home. When he finally returns, he discovers his supper waiting, and it is still hot. Where the Wild Things Are, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964, has never gone out of print and is now available in several editions including paperback and a twenty-fifth anniversary remastered version. The year 2008 is sure to bring even more attention to this beloved children's book: Dave Eggers will publish an adult novel based on the 338-word story at the same time that a combination live-action and animatronic movie, scripted by Eggers and directed by Spike Jonze, is released. How Jonze will translate Sendak's exceptional crossed-hatched-watercolor artwork to the screen remains to be seen. Copyright 2007 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews
This fortieth-anniversary edition of the beloved Caldecott-medal-winning book is a reissue of the 1988 edition, which was reprinted from new engravings made from the original art.",,"Picture Books",,,,,,,,,,,23316,,,, Copyright 2003 Horn Book Guide Reviews