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Back To Good by Laura McCarthy Benson

Back To Good

by Laura McCarthy Benson

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08 October 2009

Picture Book Thursday (7)


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Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child & a grown-up. If you disagree, then it's been too long since you've attended a wild rumpus. Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief & gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's color illustrations, perhaps his finest, are beautiful. Each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder.

The wild things--with mismatched parts & giant eyes--manage somehow to be scary-looking without ever really being scary; at times they're downright hilarious. Sendak's defiantly run-on sentences--one of his trademarks--lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale, which floats between the land of dreams & a child's imagination.

This Sendak classic is more fun than you've ever had in a wolf's suit, giggle-stiflingly funny at times, & even manages to reaffirm the notion that there's no place like home.

How can I not choose this iconic book especially now that Spike Jonze has turned it into a movie!  This is a book that I love to read to Lily because of the moral of the story as well.  I love how Maurice subtly adds the morals (see PIERRE) as another one that I used to read to Becky all the time.

Although the monsters look scary in the book, they are friendly and try to teach Max a life lesson.  A favorite for children and adults alike!


  1. This looks like a cool read. I miss the books that young and old can read. They're so much fun.

  2. It will be very much fun to read this book. This books is for all Aged man,

  3. A classic. I'm looking forward to the movie.

    Will you be seeing it?


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