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Where The Wild Things Are

Caroline Smailes is a fiction writer, living near Chester. Her first novel, ‘In Search of Adam’ was published by The Friday Project in 2007. Caroline’s second novel, "Black Boxes’, will be published this September.
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Where_The_Wild_Things_Are Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
Max, in his wolf suit, gets up to naughtiness. His mum calls him a ‘wild thing’ and he says that he’ll eat her up. Max is sent to bed without supper. Then, just when you think Max might be getting bored and hungry, a forest grows and grows in his bedroom. Max gets into a private boat and sails around until he happens upon a set of creatures called ’the wild things’ (but he manages to tame them with a magic trick).

The ‘wild things’ are a lot scary and my youngest does cry if I say I’ll read this book to her. But, ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ remains my favourite. I would very much like to join in the wild rumpus that Max begins.

For me, the perfect bit is that when Max gets home his supper is there, still hot, and his mum is clearly not mean at all. Every time I read ‘Where The Wild Things Are,’ I am left wishing that I could be King of all the wild things.

  • Go here to find out what Wiki has to say about this book,
  • This page tells you a bit more about Maurice Sendak,
  • If you fancy finding out about a planned live action version of the film go here,
  • To buy a second hand copy go here,
  • Go here for a new copy,

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Rachel Green

A super book.
I read it *after* I saw the stage play adaptation.

Wonderful.

Gary Smailes

Rachel,

I also love this book. The boys used to let Caroline and I read it often. However, Poppy says she too scared!

Gary

Lucy Diamond

Oh, I love this too! Never get tired of reading it to my kids. Good choice! x

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I agree with that choice! Definitely A MUST read! WEll done!

Jon M

I love this book and so do my kids...except whenever child three says he's been out to play with his friend called Max...we all ask if he had his wolf suit on...

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OMG! OMG, OMG, OMG, OMG!!!! This is one of my favorite books! N3S is less than thrilled by it much to my disgust as I have no excuse to read it aloud.

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Imee Baronda

I have a copy of this...but it was not in a book...now it has a movie...I watched it with my kids and in the ending...I can't stop my tears to flow same as my kids...:) that's the fantastic bonding and its really touch our hearts...Awesome story!

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