Where the Wild Things Are

This is one of my family’s all time favorite books. My son, who is 5, has his daddy’s copy from when he was a young boy.

In this delightful classic, a young boy is acting unruly in his “monster” costume with his momma and gets sent to his room without dinner. He then takes an adventure to a place (in his imagination) where the wild things are untamed and need a ruler. He becomes the ruler, but begins to long for his momma, the one who will love him unconditionally. When he finally “makes it back home,” he discovers a hot plate of food waiting for him in his room.


This book renders the love and bond a child has with his mom, even when she has to give consequences; a reminder to all children that nothing beats the love of a parent.

Sendak, M. (1963). Where the Wild Things Are. New York, NY: HarperCollins.

Click on the image to visit the author’s Amazon page to find more books written by Sendak.



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