Where the Wild Things Are

Author/ Illustrator: Maurice Sendak
Publisher: Harper and Row
Publication Date: 1963
Awards: Caldecott Honor
Genre: Fiction picture book
Audience: Gr. pre-K-3

Overview: Max, angry with his mother, acts out in a way of imagination. He becomes ‘King’ of the jungle and returns when he is hungry. The story relates to children wrestling with their emotions.

Activity: Have students make masks of an animal they would be, and talk about how they feel when they are in a similar situation with their parents.

Reviewer's Name: Jennifer Gilrain