When Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief, his mother calls him a ‘wild thing’ and sends him to bed without any supper. Alone in his room and furious, Max sets sail across the sea to the place where the wild things are. The wild things roar their terrible roar and gnash their terrible teeth and roll their terrible eyes and show their terrible claws. How Max tames them, is made their King and joins in the rumpus before returning home to the safety of his bedroom – complete with a comforting bowl of supper that is still hot is brilliant told in Sendak’s classic illustrations.
“From their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustration as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have fortaming Wild Things” Maurice Sendak. New edition.
“A wild, fierce and rambunctious story about Max’s visit to the land of monsters. It’s beautiful and vivid and brilliant and everyone of every age should read it.” – Katherine Rundell