Where the Wild Things Are pdf Summary Reviews by Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are pdf Summary

Where the Wild Things Are pdf book is a children’s classic book. In the book, Max, a wild and naughty boy, is sent to bed without his supper by his exhausted mother. In his room, he imagines sailing far away to a land of Wild Things. Instead of eating him, the Wild Things make Max their king.

Where the Wild Things Are pdf Book Review


About Maurice Sendak Author of Where the Wild Things Are pdf Book

Maurice Sendak
Maurice Sendak

Maurice Bernard Sendak Author of Where the Wild Things Are pdf Book pdf Book was an American writer and illustrator of children’s literature who is best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, published in 1963.

For more than forty years, the books Maurice Sendak has written and illustrated have nurtured children and adults alike and have challenged established ideas about what children’s literature is and should be. The New York Times has recognized that Sendak’s work “has brought a new dimension to the American children’s book and has helped to change how people visualize childhood.” Parenting recently described Sendak as “indisputably, the most revolutionary force in children’s books.”

Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are, in 1970 Sendak became the first American illustrator to receive the international Hans Christian Andersen Award, given in recognition of his entire body of work. In 1983, he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, also given for his entire body of work.

Beginning in 1952, with A Hole Is to Dig by Ruth Krauss, Sendak’s illustrations have enhanced many texts by other writers, including the Little Bear books by Else Holmelund Minarik, children’s books by Isaac Bashevis Singer and Randall Jarrell, and The Juniper Tree and Other Tales from Grimm. Dear Mili, Sendak’s interpretation of a newly discovered tale by Wilhelm Grimm, was published to extraordinary acclaim in 1988.

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are (1963), Sendak has both written and illustrated

The Nutshell Library (1962), Higglety Pigglety Pop! (1967), In the Night Kitchen (1970), Outside Over There (1981), and, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy (1993). He also illustrated Swine Lake (1999), authored by James Marshall, Brundibar (2003), by Tony Kushner, Bears (2005), by Ruth Krauss and, Mommy? (2006), his first pop-up book, with paper engineering by Matthew Reinhart and story by Arthur Yorinks.

Since 1980, Sendak has designed the sets and costumes for highly regarded productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Idomeneo, Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Prokofiev’s

The Love for Three Oranges, Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, and Hans Krása’s Brundibár.

In 1997, Sendak received the National Medal of Arts from President Clinton. In 2003 he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children’s literature established by the Swedish government. Maurice Sendak was born in Brooklyn in 1928. He now lives in Connecticut.

Where the Wild Things Are pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information

Where the Wild Things Are pdf
Where the Wild Things Are pdf
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0099408392
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ RANDOM HOUSE UK; New edition (August 16, 2001)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 48 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780099408390
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0099408390
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 1 – 5 years, from customers
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.6 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 10 x 0.31 x 8.98 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #303,931 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #2,633 in Children’s Classics
  • Customer Reviews: 4.9 out of 5 stars    31,473 ratings

Where the Wild Things Are Reviews

Alexis DiMartino

5.0 out of 5 stars Hardback made with paper/cardboard and dust jacket.
Reviewed in the United States on May 20, 2022

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I want to first say that this books is very near and dear to my heart and I love it. It’s my sons favorite. He loves it so much, he’ll play with this book over any toy, and it will quiet and calm any fit he has. He’s literally obsessed. That being said, he just had his 1st birthday and I got him a hardback copy of this as a gift to be able to play with because I don’t want him tearing up the paperback copy he’s had since before he was born. Unfortunately, there is no boardbook edition for this book, so hardback seemed a little bit better option for him to play with unsupervised. But…..I was wrong. The outer cover is a paper and cardboard material with a dust jacket over it. I took the dust jacket off and have it to him. He immediately bit into it and some of the paper material got scraped off with his teeth revealing the cardboard underneath. In my opinion, this item is still a great option if your child is like mine; I just wanted to write our experience with it in case there’s anyone else in my unique position. As long as I watch him and he doesn’t bite it, he can absolutely play with it.
That experience aside, I love the way this book is made and for a classroom setting or with a very young supervised child, I think the hardback copy is fantastic. I wish I could find a board book edition; that would be prime in my case. Alas, I’ll happily settle with what I got and overall I’m pleased with this purchase. I’m only writing this review to inform other parents of babies or just barely toddlers what to expect if their kid decides to take a bite out of this fantastic book.


4.0 out of 5 stars I remember this being longer and better
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2022

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I really remember this being a longer and slightly different story. Maybe i am wrong… but just reviewing this book as it is- lovely art work and easy for a 4 year old to follow. He gets in trouble and goes to bed without dinner and enters a fantasy land but feels unloved by the wild things and missed his family. So he wakes up to his dinner in his room.
I was hoping for more learning to deal with anger and misbehaving and loving your family even when your upset with them.
Maybe I expected too much.

Steve F.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for kids of all ages
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2022

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When I was in grade school (1970’s) every library day I checked out this book. My mom asked me if that’s the only book I was ever gonna read…after 500+ books later, I can say no…but it’s a great start.


5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality. Classic read.
Reviewed in the United States on July 26, 2022

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I bought this off a registry for a friend’s baby shower. Reading it after some years was nice. Cute message, cute journey, lovely conclusion… beautiful illustration.
The book itself was good quality. Does have that stamp on the front. No creases, packed well enough. Mother-to-be was thankful. All in all a worthwhile gift 🙂

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