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#49 - Where the Wild Things Are


Who didn’t read this book as a child? I know I did – repeatedly, and was somewhat amazed to discover it on my shelf last week and realize that I hadn’t yet read it to my son. At seven, he’s actually a bit old for it now, but it turns out his teacher at school has read it to the class, so he’d heard it before. And we definitely enjoyed it. The artwork is delightful, and it’s such a cute story. Especially since my little guy has rather a lot of Max in him, if the truth be told. 10/10

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unnamedfeeling
Jun. 24th, 2006 05:57 am (UTC)
This remains my favourite all time book, ever. :)

I believe it is being made into a movie
here_be_dragons
Jun. 24th, 2006 06:07 am (UTC)
WHOA WHOA WHOA! That ROCKS! OMG that could be very, very cool. I'm reading another childhood favourite right now that I think would make a great film (the Haunted Mountain, by Mollie Hunter), but it's kind of obscure, I think. But WTWTA is a PERFECT book to take to the screen. Oh, if it's done well it could be so much fun! And they get the thumbs up for Catherine O'Hara as voice talent. Among other things. WHOO HOO!
poconell
Jun. 24th, 2006 06:25 am (UTC)
Maurice Sendak was always my favorite as a child, especially Where the Wild Things Are. I was so excited to be doing an analysis of it in my children's lit. course in university! Talk about a little boy gaining control of his fears, eh?

Every child's fourth Christmas should have The Nutshell Library in the stocking too! Whoopy once, whoopy twice, whoopy chicken soup with rice!
princessrica
Jun. 24th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC)
I bought this book for Jacob for his very first Halloween - when he was what? 11 days old! It was one of his faves - I still know it by heart!

The other Maurice Sendak one he liked was 'In The Night Kitchen'. Again, probably below Connor right now, as it's below Jacob, but he still likes it :)

You've sparked a memory BTW - keep your eyes peeled - there'll be a post very soon (with pictures, as soon as I get them uploaded!) about it!
judyserenity
Jun. 24th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
I read the book as a child and liked it, th especially the artwork. But I really wish someone would write something similar with a girl as the protagonist. (No, I'm not planning to do it, I don't have the right skills for writing children's books.)

Wendy, I checked out www.allconsuming.com Very interesting! I'm not going to sign up, though. I don't need encouragement to spend more time online!

synergy
Jun. 25th, 2006 12:27 am (UTC)
Wild thing
I never read that book, but then I'm an oddball case. I still don't really know what it's about. All I ever see of it is that kid dressed up in some sort of bear or rabbit or something costume making rarrr! stances. People love to use that as a userpic.
here_be_dragons
Jun. 25th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)
Re: Wild thing
Next time you're at the library, take a wander into the chlldren's section. It will take you less than five minutes to read it - it's a book for very young children. Basically, Max is a rather naughty boy who gets sent to bed with no supper, and goes on an amazing adventure to a land where the creatures are even wilder than he is (although he still manages to out-attitude them all). I'm not sure what it is about this book, but it's just very charming - possibly because I remember reading it when I was a child. It's funny to think of it being turned into a film, because it is literally only about 20 pages long (and some of those pages have, like, two words of text). They're going to have to fabricate a HECK of a lot to make a plot, but I'm sure someone creative could do a great job with it. The artwork is so adorable!

:)
synergy
Jun. 25th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
Re: Wild thing
Well, if they managed to pull it off from the 32-page William Steig Shrek book, I'm sure they can do it. :D
robingrace
Jun. 25th, 2006 10:04 pm (UTC)
For sure, one of my inspirations for the name "Max" :D
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