WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE by Maurice Sendak tells the story of Max, who gets a little carried away in a wolf costume and threatens to eat his mother up. As punishment, his mother sent him to bed without supper. Now, that's when things start getting interesting! Alone, in his room, a wild forest and sea grows out of the recesses of his disgruntled mind, and Max sails to the land of the Wild Things. The Wild Things are fearsome-looking monsters, but Max proves to be the fiercest, conquering them by "staring into all their yellow eyes without blinking once", and he is made "the king of all wild things", dancing with the monsters in a "wild rumpus". Even though he enjoys the excitement of being with his adoring subjects, he soon finds himself lonely. And, he smells good things to eat so he abdicates his throne and returns to his bedroom where he finds his supper.... and it was still hot.
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