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Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

Paperback

Published: 1st June 2000
For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
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The much-loved favourite children’s bestseller in paperback

Originally published in 1963, it has become a much-loved favourite children's best-seller, and an acknowledged classic of 20th century children's picture books. Maurice Sendak said: "Max, the hero of my book, discharges his anger against his mother, and returns to the real world sleepy, hungry, and at peace with himself... from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustration as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things".

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Beautiful illustrations, simple story

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    Comments about Where The Wild Things Are:

    A wonderful teaching tool of action and consequence for unacceptable behaviour. Bought for my three-year-old son, I thought the monsters might be a bit too scary for him and intended to put the book away, but he saw me unpack it (very quick delivery) and so we read it right away. He was fascinated and instead of being scared by the Wild Things, he pointed out how they resembled animals. He even recognized a little bit of the moral by saying "Naught wolf boy!" Fantastic read for little ones.

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    "Sendak is the daddy of them all when it comes to picture books - the words, the rhythm and the design are all wonderful." S Magazine, Sunday Express "The key to Sendak's success and to the continuing hipness of his book, is that it's hero is not a good child ... the book is, in fact, extraordinarily childcentric, a book written for and about terrible infants, the kind of terrible infants that most children really are and that all adults remain for much of the time" -- David Baddiel The Times "This is my never-fail picture book. The text is very short, but utterly perfect, the illustrations are tremendous" -- Jacqueline Wilson "Gripping, ingenious and uplifting ... a shrewd, fierce, healing book" -- Boyd Tonkin Independent "A timeless masterpiece. The illustrations, the fabulous monsters, the beautiful cross-hatching, and the surreal, dreamlike narrative beckons the reader to join the adventure. The themes are perfect for inspiring discussion on confronting life's scary things, mastering your fears and being brave, letting off steam, saying goodbye, and the comfort of returning home safe and sound" Child Education

    ISBN: 9780099408390
    ISBN-10: 0099408392
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 4 - 7 years old
    For Grades: K - 2
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 48
    Published: 1st June 2000
    Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 25.2 x 22.7  x 1.2
    Weight (kg): 0.24
    Edition Number: 1