Where the Wild Things are by Maurice Sendak is perhaps one of the most beloved, well known children's books and one of Maurice's most popular.
Where the Wild Things are is suitable for all ages, especially ages preschool to 2nd grade.
We open with Max, who is causing quite a bit of chaos in his house. Max is rather naughty boy who, because he refuses to listen to his mother, is sent to his room without any supper.
While Max is in his room, the reader is transported with Max to a magical world of wild beasts and adventure in Max's dream - or is it a dream? Vivid descriptions of his journey and fun vocabulary make his adventure in this other world an exciting part of the story. Max is king of this world and becomes friends with these mysterious creatures. Repetitive phrases make this a fun story for kids to read along aloud as they listen.
When Max says he must leave this strange land, the creatures beg him to stay, but Max must travel back to his house where he eats his dinner.
Colorful illustrations, descriptive wording, and great imagination make this story one that the reader will want to hear again and again.