Where the Wild Things Are
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Where the Wild Things Are Audible Audiobook – Unabridged

4.9 out of 5 stars 28,086 ratings
Teachers' pick for K-8th grade

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Listening Length 5 minutes
Author Maurice Sendak
Narrator Peter Schickele
Audible.com Release Date March 16, 2006
Publisher Weston Woods Studios
Program Type Audiobook
Version Unabridged
Language English
ASIN B000F2C704
Best Sellers Rank #8,147 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#8 in Audiobooks on Bedtime & Dreaming for Children
#56 in Fiction Classics for Children
#467 in Children's Classics

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Reviewed in the United States on June 8, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
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This was the perfect addition to our library and to be used in our Wild One portrait session. The kids love reading it!
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Juliet
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 28, 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great story, amazing pictures. A4 sized book with strong paper.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 9, 2017
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great story, amazing pictures. A4 sized book with strong paper.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 9, 2017
As Sendak would say, there's so much in this book than just the reading.
A simple story, few characters, and a lot of imagination. You'll love it so much you'll want to eat it up!
It's an amazing story to read out loud, it's a great tell, words are perfect and so precise that the Author didn't need to write many.

The Wild Things are the like the Dragons that you see on those ancient maps, when lands and seas were yet to be discovered and still, Max - the little boy - is able to tame them.
This is what I like about the story: You just have to believe in yourself. You just have to go and start your own adventure. My baby just love the Monsters and Max's wolf suit.

The picture are so lovely, scary, funny, sad altogether. You can't forget them.
As an adult, you'll notice some references to William Blakes' Divina Commedia.

The book is as big as an A4 sheet, those you normally use for the printer: amazing size for small hands and big pictures. Won't rip easily.
I had mine for a few months now, and the pages are a bit yellowish, which I expect and adore in a book, but you never know what someone else might like. (see pic)

Note: Get this story in a paper Book, not eBook. Sendak hated them.
Spike Jones has directed a movie (2009) adapted from M.Sendak book, but it's different, and you won't get the book taste.
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2.0 out of 5 stars I was at a loss for words
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 5, 2018
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Children's Classic - Ideal Bedtime Reading For The Little 'Uns
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 23, 2017
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5.0 out of 5 stars An all time classic
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 5, 2016
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