Where the wild things are

by Sendak, Maurice.

Format: Book on CD 2002
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E SEN
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  JUV E SEN
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Audio Visual j CD KIT WHE
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Audio Visual
Call Number  j CD KIT WHE
Whitehall Public Library Children's Kits KIT Sendak
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Children's Kits
Call Number  KIT Sendak

Maurice Sendak's Caldecott Medal-winning picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. A must for every child's bookshelf.

This iconic story has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. When Max dresses in his wolf suit and causes havoc in the house, his mother sends him to bed. From there, Max sets sail to an island inhabited by the Wild Things, who name him king and share a wild rumpus with him. But then from far away across the world, Max smells good things to eat...

Let the wild rumpus continue as this classic comes to life like never before with new reproductions of Maurice Sendak's artwork. Astonishing state-of-the-art technology faithfully captures the color and detail of the original illustrations. Sendak himself enthusiastically endorsed this impressive new interpretation of his art.

Mary Pols of Time magazine wrote that "what makes Sendak's book so compelling is its grounding effect: Max has a tantrum and in a flight of fancy visits his wild side, but he is pulled back by a belief in parental love to a supper 'still hot." Generations have shared this beautiful picture book, and children of all ages will want to return to it again and again.

New York Public Library's #4 book on the list of "Top Check Outs of All Time" One of the National Education Association's "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children" The top picture book in School Library Journal's survey of its readers

Maurice Sendak was also the creator of such classics as In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and Nutshell Library.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This simply written but subtle book became a classic not only because it legitimized children's angry feelings and their ability to use their imaginations to deal with those feelings but also because it showed punishment and love coexisting in a parent-child relationship. When mischievous Max, wearing his wolf suit, romps around the house and drives his mother to distraction, she calls him Wild Thing and sends him to bed without his supper. But in the quiet of his room, a forest grows, where claw-footed monsters with horns, Wild Things just like Max, lurk and leap. Max joins their wild rumpus and is made king of all wild things, but still he misses his home. When he finally returns, he discovers his supper waiting, and it is still hot. Where the Wild Things Are, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964, has never gone out of print and is now available in several editions including paperback and a twenty-fifth anniversary remastered version. The year 2008 is sure to bring even more attention to this beloved children's book: Dave Eggers will publish an adult novel based on the 338-word story at the same time that a combination live-action and animatronic movie, scripted by Eggers and directed by Spike Jonze, is released. How Jonze will translate Sendak's exceptional crossed-hatched-watercolor artwork to the screen remains to be seen.--Zvirin, Stephanie Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Weston Woods read-along CD.
Subjects Fantasy -- Juvenile fiction.
Monsters -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher [New York] :Weston Woods Studios :2002
Contributors Schickele, Peter.
Weston Woods Studios.
Participants/Performers Narration and incidental music by Peter Schickele.
Language English
Notes Track 1 has page-turning-signals; track 2 does not have page-turning signals.
"40th anniversary"--Book cover.
Book published: Harper Collins, 1991, c1963.
System Details Compact disc.
Awards Caldecott Medal, 1964
Description 1 audio disc (approximately 12 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book ([40] pages : color illustrations ; 24 x 27 cm)
ISBN 9780064431781 (pb)
9781555928131 (pb kit)
1555928374 (cd)
9781555928377 (cd)
0060254920 (book)
9780060254926 (book)
9781555928551 (set)
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