In this Caldecott Medal winner. 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.


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  1. This is such a neat book, brings back so many memories! I used to
    love getting it out from the library when I was young. Now I enjoy
    reading it to my daughter!

  2. my mum used to read me this book when i was little and now i read it to my children. They love the story.

  3. I remember reading this book when I was a child. I loved it. My son
    picked this out as one of his 2 books per visit from the library a few
    months back. I had to read it to him every night at bedtime until we had
    to take it back to the library.

  4. The pictures are terrific with a lot going on in the background

  5. Here’s another oldtime favourite which my children just love!!!! It
    is a great illustration of children’s imaginations…….Great Book

  6. My two sons absolutely loved this book. They liked the idea of
    going ‘where the wild things are and the book inspired a lot of play in
    our house. The book nicely balances the child’s need for imaginative
    thinking with a sense of limits and the pleasures of home.

  7. My aunty used to read me this book and if i didn’t go to sleep fast
    she would say the wild things would come and get me. Great book

  8. this is one of the first books i had read to me at school, i loved it!!
    So it was the first book i bought for my son and yip he loves it too!

  9. when my son is naughty i read this book so he understands what is naught. Great illustrations.

  10. Rocketpower Reply

    I love this book!

    I can remember my Mum and Dad reading it to me
    when I was little. I can remember it was a favorite at reading time and
    story time at school.

    My sons love it. Especially Max’s costume!!!

    The pictures are really wonderful, just what a child would imagine!!

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