Where the Wild Things are

Where the Wild Things are

Book rating: 03 Paperback Caldecott Collection

By (author) Maurice Sendak

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Where the Wild Things Are is fifty years old! Let the wild rumpus with Max and all the wild things continue as this classic comes to life as 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 before his death in May 2012. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, Where the Wild Things Are became an iconic book that has inspired a movie, an opera, and the imagination of generations. It continues to be one of the best loved books of all time the world over, by the one and only Maurice Sendak.Supports the Common Core State Standards

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Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Illustrator¿s Award, the only American to receive this honor; in 1983 he received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and in 1996 he received a National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, Sendak received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children¿s literature established by the Swedish government. After sixty years of making books, award-winning author and illustrator Maurice Sendak died on May 8, 2012.

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By Stephen Doric 16 Nov 2012 5

Francine
In defense of this book it was written in 1963 so things were a bit different back then. If anything, this book has become somewhat of a collectors item and one that's been around for a couple generations. I remember borrowing this book 30 years ago from my kindergarten library so I would want my kids to have and read their copy sitting on their bookshelf.

By Francine 14 Feb 2011 2

Am I the only person in the world who doesn't love this book?

I find it difficult to read (so little text) and not terribly good at provoking my kids imaginations. The pictures are interesting... first time around... but little to talk about after a few reads. I am very disappointed with this book, but from other reviews I know that many people love it.

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"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive."-- "SLJ.""The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous [in this edition]."-- "H."

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Fiftieth Anniversary EditionWinner of the Caldecott Medal

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