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Where the Wild Things Are

A keepsake for generations to come.

Naughty Max goes hungry to bed one night. Magically, his room transforms into a jungle where he gets a boat. He sails across the dark sea to the place Where The Wild Things Are. After a little rift, many terrible monsters greet him, and they acknowledge him as their king. But, there is one problem- there is no food! Max is hungry, and so are the other wild things. So, he decides to return home. He sets sail on his boat and travels days and nights to return to his room, where a hot dinner awaits him.

In our years of reading picture books, we have never come across one quite as charming as this. The wild imagination of a child has been portrayed beautifully, and the illustrations could make even the dullest day joyous. Max's realization that the place 'where the wild things are' did not truly make him happy. His decision to return home is an apt conclusion to this fantabulous book.

Overall, this book is a definite read for young audiences aged 7 and up.

Originally published: 9 April 1963

Author: Maurice Sendak

Illustrator: Maurice Sendak

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