GUEST POST: Kids’ Book Review: "Where The Wild Things Are"

“Where The Wild Things Are,” by Maurice Sendak is a favorite book in our family.  It’s a book that both my husband and I both enjoyed growing up, and now it is a favorite of our kids.  It is a classic fantasy story about a boy named Max who has to go to bed without dinner from his disruptive behavior, and while in his room his imagination begins to soar!  
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1.  Easy to read – Great for kids just learning (geared towards kids age  and up)
2.  Uses an entertaining story line
3.  Funny characters with funny interactions with each other
4.  Illustrations are simple but effective!

5.  Kids like to get their “Wild Things” stuffed animal while we read with them
6.  We talk about what “their” wild thing adventure would be like
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Amazon Description of “Where The Wild Things Are”: 
Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. If you disagree, then it’s been too long since you’ve attended a wild rumpus. Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak’s color illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder.The wild things–with their mismatched parts and giant eyes–manage somehow to be scary-looking without ever really being scary; at times they’re downright hilarious. Sendak’s defiantly run-on sentences–one of his trademarks–lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale, which floats between the land of dreams and a child’s imagination.
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