Where The Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak
A story about a child called Max who one night makes ‘a mischief’ after putting on his wolf suit, so his mother calls him ‘Wild Thing’ and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest grows in Max’s room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are and then the wild rumpus begins!
We love this book because Max does what all of us love to do – he goes on a daring journey by himself to somewhere exciting, strange and a bit scary and has an extraordinary adventure where he roars louder than all the Wild Things! And then wakes up safe in his own little bed.
This is a story that explores the strong desire children have for independence and adventure – which can also be a bit scary but a scariness they can cope with because of the unconditional love of their parents. No matter what happens, and even when parents may get frustrated and cross, a child can be confident they can always ‘sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all’!