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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.Supports the Common Core State Standardsshow more
Am I the only person in the world who doesn't love this book? I find it difficult to read (so little text) and not terribly good at provoking my kids imaginations. The pictures are interesting... first time around... but little to talk about after a few reads. I am very disappointed with this book, but from other reviews I know that many people love it.
Francine In defense of this book it was written in 1963 so things were a bit different back then. If anything, this book has become somewhat of a collectors item and one that's been around for a couple generations. I remember borrowing this book 30 years ago from my kindergarten library so I would want my kids to have and read their copy sitting on their bookshelf.