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This description may be from another edition of this product. Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. If you disagree, then it's been too long since you've attended a wild rumpus. Max dons...

Customer Reviews

8 ratings

Excellent condition. I have fun reading this and making the monster voices. It’s really a great book

Children will love this fun book. There are all kinds of ways to read it You can be the monsters and the child can be Max or visa Versace.

The book I received was in terrible condition. Ripped pages. Most pages had to be taped to the bin

The book was in terrible condition when it arrived. I don't know about the contents as I just taped it together and donated it.

Not my favorite

Not a fan. I bought this for my toddler grandsons but I am afraid it will give them nightmares.

"Please don't go, we'll eat you up, we love you so!"

I personally never liked Sendak's WTWTA. Or In the Night Kitchen. Or Chicken Soup with Rice. Or anything ever illustrated or written by him. So, I'm not a fan. Got it?But WOW, was I ever wrong. I just didn't get it before, but listening to Tammy Grimes narrate and with the addition of Herr Mozart, it's like being transported into what must have been a fascinating mind who could write so well for children. Buy this CD for your 4 year old + child with imagination to spare and he'll be begging for it. It's become a TREAT 'round these parts.

One of our favorites!!

I bought this book because, although I'm not completely fluent in Spanish (yet!), I wanted to expose my son to different languages. I love Where the Wild Things Are, so this seemed an obvious choice for us. The story is wonderful and imaginative. The illustrations are some of the best in children's literature. Some of the pages in the book have no narration. Only pictures. So it appeals to younger book enthusiasts who aren't quite old enough to read. One of the best additions to your home library you'll ever find!

The translation is excellent

If you're familiar with the English version, then you already know The story is terrific (My 18 month old loves both). What's really nice about this, is that the translation manages to capture a sense of beat and poetry similar to the original English and still remain a fairly accurate translation.

A Wonderful Reading by Tammy Grimes

The Sendak stories read by Tammy Grimes capture the spirit and fun of the text and pictures without "talking down" to children. My kids have loved it from age 18 months to 7 (and counting). A wonderful interpretation of wonderful stories.

Where the Wild Things Are Mentions in Our Blog

Where the Wild Things Are in Again! Again! Childhood Books We Wore Out
Again! Again! Childhood Books We Wore Out
Published by Ashly Moore Sheldon • November 15, 2019

Many parents groan as their child picks the same book to read night after night. That one again? This behavior often continues into the teen years. We all had worn copies of favorites that we could practically recite from memory. With so many options available, why do kids gravitate toward the same books over and over?

Where the Wild Things Are in Famous Last Lines: Endings to Remember
Famous Last Lines: Endings to Remember
Published by Beth Clark • May 31, 2018

For all of our "get the last word in" readers (you know who you are!), here are some famous last lines to applaud, echo, laugh at, and think about.

Where the Wild Things Are in Your Favorite Picture Books
Your Favorite Picture Books
Published by Bianca Smith • November 29, 2017

You shared your favorite farting dogs, plush rabbits, Wild Things, and more.

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