Item description for Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak...
Overview When Max dons his wolf suit, his imagination carries him to a land filled with lovable monsters.
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.
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Citations And Professional Reviews Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1522
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 709
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 736
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 694
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 1003
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 10" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Nov 9, 1988
ISBN 0064431789 ISBN13 9780064431781 UPC 046594005953
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More About Maurice Sendak
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.
Maurice Sendak lived in Brooklyn. Maurice Sendak was born in 1928 and died in 2012.
Reviews - What do customers think about Where the Wild Things Are?
Good Book Jun 2, 2008
My kids at preschool love this story and they listen to it almost everyday before taking a nap. I bought the DVD as well and they love it also.
Fantastic! May 30, 2008
My 2 year old absolutely loves reading this book. Some of the illustrations are dark and could be seen as scary to some, but my kid adores this book, and always runs to this one to pull it off the shelf!
Boring, pointless and unimaginative, illustrations don't make up for it. May 16, 2008
With all the hype surrounding this book, I was excited to get this for my six year old daughter. She loves books, but neither she nor I could get the point of this. The uninspired writing goes nowhere. The plot(?) is strange and doesn't promote any appropriate values for children. Even the illustrations, while "classic", are only "classic" as they are easily recognizable; fact is, they're just not all that captivating.
My family was very disappointed in this book. If you must, take it out of a library, but I wouldn't waste my money.
Classic May 15, 2008
One of the best kids books in my opinion. I got this and some 'monster slippers' as a gift for friends kids. Everyone should own a copy and read them (if not to their kids than to themselves!).
Great Children's Book May 12, 2008
This book has been a 5 star publication since it's inception! I have never seen a child not love this book! It is definitely a winner!