“The Little boy Max gets in trouble and is sent to his room for acting wild. While he is in his room he pictures himself being in the wild. His imagination takes him on an adventurous journey. I would use this book in my classroom for science to talk about the different enviroments where wild things actually grow. ”Jasmin R Ivy wrote this review Friday, November 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I remember being a little scared of this book when I was a kid, but now I love it. And I love to see kids enjoy the story as well. ”Arianne Padilla wrote this review Sunday, November 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Through this book, readers are taken into Max's imagination where he boards a boat that takes him to the home of the wild things. The whimsical illustrations introduced in the book is sure to grab the attention of young readers of all ages. They will be able to learn about character traits, in this case, the behaviors of Max. ”Kathleen Nguyen wrote this review Thursday, October 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Age group: preK - 1st
Purpose: To tell a story about a young boy's adventures that he has inside his dream!
Scaffolding: Having a creative and rich imagination is very good.”
“I love this story, because it shows children the power of their imaginations. In this book, the little boy creates an entire world with wild creatures in it by using his imagination. I would use this book in my classroom if I wanted to teach about comparing a book with the movie version of the story or if I wanted to teach about the power of our imaginations.”Bethany Adams wrote this review Monday, October 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
““Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak
1. Awards this book has won: none
2. Appropriate Grade Level: K to 2nd Grade
3. Summary: Max is a young boy that has a very wild imagination. He is always playing games where he pretends to be a wild thing, growling loudly and stomping his feet around the house. One night, Max was being very rambunctious and hits his mother’s last nerve. She decides to send him to bed without his supper. Angry at his mother for sending him to his room, Max creates an imaginary world where he get in a boat and sails to the land where the wild things are! When he gets there, he has a so much fun playing with the wild things. He rides on their shoulders, they play games, and eventually Max declares himself the King of the Wild Things. Eventually, Max become homesick and decides that he no longer wants to be in the land where the wild things are. He says goodbye to his wild friends, hops back in his boat and returns home. When he gets back to his room, his supper is sitting there and it was still hot.
4. Review: I enjoy this book because it explores a young child’s imagination and promotes other children to use their imaginations as well. This book also teaches children to have respect for their authority figures and that certain actions can have certain consequences. For example, Max chose to disobey his mother’s wishes, so she sent him to his room.
5. Uses in the classroom:
-Draw a picture of your own imaginary world
-Write about what you would miss if you were away from home for a long time
-Write a detailed description of your own imaginary world
“This book begins with a young boy, Max, getting in trouble with his mother and is sent to bed with no supper. His room turns into a forest and Max travels to the land of the wild things. Max becomes king of the wild things and they have a wild fun time but then Max gets lonely and misses his family so he returns home to find a plate of hot food waiting for him in his room.
This book is filled with amazing illustrations that would spark any child's imagination. I think the students would identify with Max and also want to be him. This is a good story to have the children imagine they were in Max's shoes.
Grade level: K-2nd
Awards: Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year
Classroom uses: inspire imagination by asking children to describe or illustrate their own wild rumpus
“Max is the wildest thing of all. When his mother sends him to bed without supper, he is transported to the land where the wild things are. The wild things try to scare him, but he looks into their yellow eyes without blinking and tames them. He sends the wild things to bed without any supper after the wild rumpus. But when he tries to leave, they beg him not to go. But he sails back home to find his supper, still warm, waiting for him. Where the Wild Things Are teaches students that standing up to their "wild thing" problems are will help them get through their difficulty.”Emma jo galloway wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is all about the wild imagination of a young boy who gets sent to his room for being too wild. This would be great for young students to assure them that it is a great thing to broaden and have a wide imagination. ”Hannah Ponder wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great story about imagination and how things are not always what they seem to be, and to never judge someone based on their appearance because you never know. Just because someone seems tough and scary, does not always mean they are.”Hillary wrote this review Thursday, October 24, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No