Hello, everyone! Today, 2nd of April is the International Children's Book Day and in order to celebrate it I've chosen one of the most beloved children's book! It's none other than Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, which was published on 1963.
Max, a young boy, was dressed in a wolf costume. But he was naughty, so his mom sent him to his room without supper. Soon enough his room began to change and he reached the land where the wild things are. He played and played with the beasts until they were all tired and went to sleep. But then Max felt lonely and sad and wished the he was somewhere with the one that loved him the most. Max is a naughty boy, but he also has a vivid imagination. He manages to become the king of the wild things, even though they are scary and have terrible claws. In the end of his journey, he learns something important. He wants to be near the ones that love him, his family. There is even hot supper waiting for him in his room.
The illustrations of Where the Wild Things Are are beautiful! I might even say that they outshine the story, which is quite simple. It is safe to assume that Max was dreaming the whole time, but a child would definitely appreciate the journey into this faraway land. If you are looking for a gift for a little reader, then you shouldn't look any further!
Do you like Where the Wild Things Are? Which is your favourite children's book?