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Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

Paperback Published: 1st June 2000
ISBN: 9780099408390
Number Of Pages: 48
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".


A true classic!


Amazing book, still as relevant to kids today as it was when written 50yrs ago!

Sydney Aust


Beautiful illustrations, simple story


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.

Perth, AU


Where The Wild Things Are

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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 greatest picture book ever written" -- Chris Riddell, Children's Laureate * Guardian * "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 *

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