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Where the Wild Things Are mania

Updated on September 6, 2013

Do You Know Where the Wild Things Are?

For 30 years Maurce Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are story and characters have been delighting generations of adults and children. Today you'll find Sendak's wonderful Max and monsters in toys, games, books, DVDs, and, finally, a movie. To help you discover all the wonderful toys and everything else, I've put together this page.

This page is a work-in-progress, so be sure and bookmark this page and come back often.

Book & Movie

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak - Read it for yourself or renew the magic with others

In the forty years since Max first cried "Let the wild rumpus start," Maurice Sendak's classic picture book has become one of the most highly acclaimed and best-loved children's books of all time. Now, in celebration of this special anniversary, introduce a new generation to Max's imaginative journey to where the wild things are.

1984 Winner, Caldecott Medal

Notable Children's Books of 1940-1970 (ALA)

1981 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Illustration

1963, 1982 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)

1963, 1982 Best Illustrated Children's Books (NYT)

A Reading Rainbow Selection

1964 Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

1981 Children's Books (Library of Congress)

1981 Children's Books (NY Public Library)

100 Books for Reading and Sharing 1988 (NY Public Library)

Where the Wild Things Are
Where the Wild Things Are

The illustrations alone are worth the price of the book.

Where the Wild Things Are [Blu-ray]
Where the Wild Things Are [Blu-ray]

After 30 years, someone finally made a movie of this fantastic tale.

Where the Wild Things Are...and 5 More Stories by Maurice Sendak (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)
Where the Wild Things Are...and 5 More Stories by Maurice Sendak (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)

Not only do you get the classic Maurice Sendak Where the Wild Things Are but you get five more Sendak stories.



Where the Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are - Monster Interviews - Forest Whitaker, Catherine O'Hara and more

Cast members of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE talk to Paul Byrne for http://www.Movies.

Can You Name the "Wild Things" Monsters?

When the book Where the Wild Things Are came out 30 years ago, none of the monsters had names. It wasn't until they became toys, that the naming began. Then the movie came along and the monsters got named again. Yes, that means some monsters have two names. And some are new thanks to the movie. Yes, it's complicated. But the question remains: Can you name them?

Carol, Ira, Aaron, Judith, Goat Boy, Alexander, K.W, Tzippy, Douglas, Emil, Daniel

Your Turn: Love or Hate Where the Wild Things Are?

What did you think about Where the Wild Things Are when you first read it?


Where the Wild Things Are

All Is Love (Where The Wild Things Are) - Karen O & The Kids

A music video I made cut from the trailers released for the Spike Jonze movie "Where The Wild Things Are" based on the childrens book from Maurice Sendak.

Rumpus - Karen O and The Kids Where the Wild Things Are OST

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak on his work, childhood, inspirations

Maurice Sendak talks about his work, childhood and inspirations, in a DVD by the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, The Rosenbach is the sole repository of the original artwork of famed author and illustrator Maurice Sendak and a foremost authority on all things Sendak. Author of Where the Wild Things Are and nearly 100 other books, Sendak, now 81 years old, chose the Rosenbach to be the permanent home of his work in the early 1970s thanks to shared literary and collecting interests. The Rosenbach's Sendak collection is the largest collection of Sendakiana in the world, with over 10,000 preliminary sketches, final drawings, manuscripts, books, and ephemera.

The DVD, "There's a Mystery There: Sendak on Sendak: A Retrospective in Words and Pictures" explores the masterful storytellers extraordinary career through his own words as the author talks about his favorite characters and the many influences and settings of his richest stories. Get the DVD at! Produced by Portia Productions.

You Make My Heart Sing - Maurice Sendak Talks

Footage from "Tell Them Anything You Want," a coming HBO documentary about Maurice Sendak directed by Lance Bangs and Spike Jonze, which airs on October 14.

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    • TransplantedSoul profile image

      TransplantedSoul 5 years ago

      What a huge amount of work making something like those characters must be. Real art work!!

    • TolovajWordsmith profile image

      Tolovaj Publishing House 5 years ago from Ljubljana

      This lens looks like it can be expanded. If you will do that, drop me a note, and i would be glad to reread it in longer version. Cheers:)