Monday, October 4, 2010

October Classic Book - Where the Wild Things Are

I am a little late posting this months classic book as I was participating in the blog tour for A Friend in the Storm on the 1st. Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is my pick for this months' classic book. I've always loved this book and could not imagine not adding it too my little list here. I know everyone is well aquainted with this tale of adventure and mischief but here's a short summary from me.

Simple text and beautiful illustrations abound in this children’s classic. Max a young boy who has been mischievous one evening gets sent to his room. But that is not the end of his adventures, only the beginning. What could be more fanciful than your own room fading away as a jungle grows in its place. My children and I read this book again and again. You can feel their excitement and anticipation as we approach the wild rumpus that the wild things throw. And what a wild rumpus it is, lasting through 3 whole pages! I add dum, dum, dum, dee, dums to help set the mode as we go through the book. We giggle everytime, sometimes I bounce them up and down on my lap and sometimes we even get up and dance as we join in the rumpus fun.


  1. I've always enjoyed reading this book with my 2 kids. I am anxious to look around your blog some more. I love to read and I've passed that love on to my children too. Can't wait to see what else you've got on here about books!
    Thanks for checking out my fall mantel the other day :)

  2. You know I've never read this book? I will have to look for it because it sounds like a great story for my daughter.

  3. I first fell in love with this book when I was teaching preschool in the 70s! It just never grows old! I love your ideas for joining in the rumpus!