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Where the Wild Things Are monster puppets
Become a Master Puppeteer with the Wild Things Monsters
Are monsters hiding under the bed? Pretend you're Max and you've been befriended by "The Wild Things" monsters. Use these puppets to recreate the story or tell a new one. What happened after Maurice Sendak's story ended?
There are so many ways that you can use these puppets to engage with your child, reactivate a sense of play in you and other family members, even talk to your child and gain a deeper relationship. Children love puppets. They love to watch them. They love to play with them. Instead of watching T.V., or videos, have them create their own story, build a puppet theater and let the story begin.
Who is this Maurice Sendak?
Award-winning author and illustrator of children's books
Maurice Sendak is the wonderful author/illustrator who created the fanciful award-winning picture book story called Where the Wild Things Are. His illustrations alone are worth picking up the book and turning the pages. For thirty or more years the book entertained children. Over time it even became an opera but not a movie. Finally in 2008 the movie was released and the world watched Max embark on his journey once again. Now, with these puppets, children can cast off on their own storytelling adventure.
Book and 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)
The illustrations alone are worth the price of the book.
After 30 years, someone finally made a movie of this fantastic tale.
Not only do you get the classic Maurice Sendak Where the Wild Things Are but you get five more Sendak stories.
Book or Movie?
Book or Movie - Which do you prefer? - Where the Wild Things Are picture book vs the movie
Have you read the book, seen the movie? Which do you think is better? Did you read the book first? Was the movie true to the story? Share your impressions after you answer the poll. If you haven't read this this book or seen the movie, then answer generically.
Do you prefer the book or the movie?
Where the Wild Things Are - Puppets
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