Where The Wild Things Are

Book By: Maurice Sendak Flyer By: Hallie Vied

Where The Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are won the Caldecott in 1964. He wrote this book to help heal the relationship with his mother. First thing I know about Maurice Sendak is that when he illustrated he used his dog in every single book he wrote until the dog passed. The second thing is that he worked at F.A.O. Schwarz for three years while taking classes at the New York Art Students League. The third thing is The “things” Sendak ended up creating were inspired by his immigrant relatives and the way he viewed them as a child. the forth thing I know about him is that most of his extended family died in concentration camps, which his father discovered the day of Sendak's bar mitzvah. The fifth thing I know about Maurice Sendak is that he illustrated the popular Little Bear series by Else Holmelund Minarik. Where The Wild Things Are won the Caldecott Award because it was the best picture / children's book of 1964.

I compared Where The Wild Things Are to Skippyjonjones In The Dog House. They were both illustrated with pen and ink. Both of the books are very colorful and detailed. I think that the book Skippyjonjones illustrations describe the story better.


Where the Wild Things Are --TRAILER--
01. Igloo - Where The Wild Things Are Original Motion Picture Soundtrack - Karen O And The Kids