The story of Max, who is so naughty when he wears his wolf suit that he's sent to bed without any supper. In the night, a fantastic world of forests and seas appears in Max's bedroom, and he sails away to the land where the Wild Things are and becomes their king.
The story of Max's adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things are has become an acknowledged classic of children's books. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.
Max is sent to bed with no supper for behaving like a Wild Thing. The bedroom turns into the Land Where the Wild Things Are and Max becomes king. A wild rumpus makes him send his subjects to bed without their supper before he finally returns home. No child should miss this wonderful fantasy. (4-8 yrs) (Kirkus UK)
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Reviewed by Tarryn from Durban,South Africa on 08 April 2011
13 of 24 people found the following review helpful:
This is a lovely book for children.
Max is naughty and is sent to bed...he becomes very upset with his mother and runs away...to where the wild things are.
He escapes into hi own world where he meets fantastic creatures who befriend him. He declares himself king and everybody listens to Max.
Children will love this book.