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Max is sent to bed without supper and imagines sailing away to the land of "Wild Things, "where he is made king.
Winner, 1964 Caldecott MedalNotable Children's Books of 1940-1970 (ALA)1981 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Illustration1963, 1982 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1963, 1982 (NYT)A Reading Rainbow Selection1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf AwardChildren's Books of 1981 (Library of Congress)1981 Children's Books (NY Public Library)100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1988 (NY Public Library)
"Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive." - SLJ.
"The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous in this edition." -H.