Picture Book Review: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Looking for your next read? Check out Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, reviewed by Fulco Library staff, Anne A.

A little boy named Max gets in trouble, and he is sent to his room without his dinner. While in his room, he uses his imagination to escape to where wild things are. He tames them and becomes their king. Then he and the wild things make a “rumpus.” They hang from trees, roar, and have a great time. Even after all this fun, Max begins to get lonely. He sends the monsters to bed without their dinner and sails home. He finds his dinner waiting for him in his room, and it is still warm.

This timeless story has been enthralling children for years. My son loves this book. He even asked me if I’d send him to bed without dinner so he could visit the wild things. The idea that you can use your imagination to escape is powerful and resonates with kids. They also love the scary yet friendly monsters. They so ugly that they are cute. The unique illustrations capture children’s imaginations and make the story even better.

Where the Wild Things Are is available to be placed on hold and checked out at any Fulton County Library. It’s also an audiobook on Overdrive, eRead Kids, and Hoopla. Hoopla also has a short movie version of the story. Borrow this beloved classic tonight and escape to where the wild things are.

Check out Where the Wild Things Are on eReadKids, Hoopla, Libby, or from your branch's shelves with your library card today!

eReadKids: Where the Wild Things Are eAudiobook

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are Read-a-long (Book and CD)

Where the Wild Things Are eAudiobook

Where the Wild Things Are, and Other Stories Audiobook on CD

Where The Wild Things Are (Streaming Video)

Where The Wild Things Are (Streaming Video, Spanish)

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