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Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak.

Written by · Published Dec 2, 2016

Every day until Christmas Eve, stock team member and book expert Jo Dixon will recommend a great title for children. Today’s book is’ Where The Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak.

Where The Wild Things Are

“One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him ‘Wild Thing’ and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max’s room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.”

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