WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

BY: MORGAN EWING

INFORMATION ON WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

The book WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is very cool. It was voted Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year. It also won 10 awards. Including the Reading Rainbow Book award and the New York Times Best Illustrated Book. It won the Caldecott Medal in 1964. It is also very kid friendly and enjoyable to all ages.





ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Maurice Sendak is a very interesting person. He didn't just write and illustrate books, he also produced operas and ballets. Also in the textbook ATOMICS FOR THE MILLIONS he published a handful of illustrations. His most famous book, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE has been translated into 15 different languages and selling more than two million copies. It also won about 10 awards for it. Most of his books were shaped from his childhood. Those are a few facts about him ,but if you visit the website below there are more.


Where the Wild Things Are

BOOK COMPARISON

I will be comparing THIS IS NOT MY HAT to WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. First I well tell you about the illustrations in WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE. In this book the illustrations are dark colors ,but with some brightness here and there. In THIS IS NOT MY HAT it is the same thing ,but there is less color. The are different because in WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE there are little details every where. In my opinion WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE is a better book ,but THIS IS NOT MY HAT has better illustrations.

This is Not My Hat - - Jon Kassen

WHY IT WON THE CALDECOTT

I think WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE won the Caldecott because it has very interesting and detailed pictures. There are different colors every where on the pages. Maurice Sendak did a very good job. what some one said about the book was" Excellence of execution in the artistic technique employed" Also on the websites I looked at the book had nothing but good reviews. In conclusion it is an amazing book!


AUTHORS PURPOSE

Maurice Sendak