Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are  

  • Author/Illustrator: Maurice Sendak

  • Publisher: Harper & Row

  • Publication Year: 1963

  • Brief Summary: When Max’s mother sent him to his room without supper, he sails off to the land of Wild Things and become their king.

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  • Ideas for using this book in classroom or library:

    • Read the book, then watch the Scholastic movie together

    • Ask the children: Have you ever been naughty and sent to your room?  What did you do while you were in there?  (Max daydreamed.)

    • Imagine that you are Max going on an adventure.  What kind of Wild Things will you meet?  Have children write about it with lots of small moments/details, and illustrate it.

  • Brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core/etc.

  • Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc.:

  • Accessed at: Personal Library


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