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

This was the best bedtime story as a kid.

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Max even had his own sailboat named after him

We all wanted that.

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.

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."

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.

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