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.
You can read Caroline's popular blog here.
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.