10 Reasons Why Where The Wild Things Are Is Still Your Favorite Book

This was the best bedtime story as a kid.

1. Admit it those monsters never scared you

Plus, you would climb trees with them.

2. Max made himself the King of the Wild Things

Did Max inspire Jim Morrison? He was a free spirit. After all, this book was a product of the 1960s.

3. Max had the best pajamas ever

How many of us can say we had footsie pajamas with whiskers, a crown and a tail?

4. We could relate to Max

We all got into trouble as children

Admit it, we all wanted to use a hammer as a child. However, he was a wild kid. He tried to attack his dog with a fork.

Max even had his own sailboat named after him

We all wanted that.

Everyone gets homesick

And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all

5. Being king isn’t everything

But the wild things cried, “Oh please don’t go, We’ll eat you up, we love you so!” Hey, it’s best just to be yourself. Especially, when you are away from the ones you love. There are times when you will feel lonely. In the end, power can amount to nothing.

Fame is not all that it is cracked up to be

6. The monsters were originally wild horses

Even though Mick Jagger wrote Wild Horses in the 1960s, the story of Where the Wild Things Are would not be what it is today if it were not for the monsters. Sendak’s editor suggested that he change the horses.

7. Imagination can create the greatest things

Max had a great imagination. However, the monsters were from caricatures that Sendak drew of his aunts and uncles. He drew pictures of them as a way to escape his family who he described them by having “crazy faces, wild eyes and big yellow teeth.”

8. Everyone loves a homemade meal

It was still hot. Every foodie gets excited about a meal. Plus, being hungry isn’t that fun.

9. Everyone is not a winner at first

Before it won The Caldecott Medal in 1964, the book was actually banned by some libraries. It received poor reviews, but that changed after children continually checked out the book.

10. It’s only 10 sentences

That’s where commas come in handy. Plus, it’s the best 10 sentences you have ever read.

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