HomeBooks by AgeAges 4-8Where the Wild Things Are, 50th Anniversary

Where the Wild Things Are, 50th Anniversary

USA Today:

Where_The_Wild_Things_Are_(book)_coverFifty years ago, when Maurice Sendak’s picture book, Where the Wild Things Arewas released, not everyone hailed it as a masterpiece.

The story of a wild boy in a wolf suit who’s sent to bed without dinner after telling off his mother — “I”LL EAT YOU UP!” — left some grownups uneasy, at least in 1963.

Publishers Weekly hailed Sendak’s “superb” illustrations, but warned, “they may well prove frightening, accompanied as they are by a pointless and confusing story.”

Read the full story on USA Today.

How You Support The Children's Book Review
We may receive a small commission from purchases made via the links on this page. If you discover a book or product of interest on this page and use the links provided to make a purchase, you will help support our mission to 'Grow Readers.' Your support means we can keep delivering quality content that's available to all. Thank you!

The Children’s Book Review, named one of the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) Great Web Sites for Kids, is a resource devoted to children’s literacy. We publish reviews and book lists of the best books for kids of all ages. We also produce author and illustrator interviews and share literacy based articles that help parents, grandparents, teachers and librarians to grow readers. This article was written and provided by a guest author.

No Comments

Leave A Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.