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In the Night Kitchen

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Still a Wonderful Gift!

This book continues to enthrall children even in this day of automation and animation. Should be on every child's bookshelf.

posted by readingissharing on June 6, 2009

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

should kids read this?

I was shocked when I read this. Being a teacher, I do not believe this is an appropriate book for children as young as 3 as is suggested. The sexual innuendo is blatant. I am not one to read into things, and yet even I, my parents, and my fiance found this book to be...
I was shocked when I read this. Being a teacher, I do not believe this is an appropriate book for children as young as 3 as is suggested. The sexual innuendo is blatant. I am not one to read into things, and yet even I, my parents, and my fiance found this book to be disturbing. I am at a loss as to why this book has won the Caldecott Honor.

posted by Anonymous on January 13, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2009

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    Great for the imaginative child.

    This is a great book for my 5 yr old boy. He also loves to cook so it has the extra bonus theme to it. The illustrations are very colorful & full of detail. Some may be put off by the part when the little boy falls out of his clothes (he is anatomically correct). Overall this is an engaging & fun book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    My almost-2 year old loves this book which we originally got fro

    My almost-2 year old loves this book which we originally got from the library on recommendation from my sister in law. Our boy now will say "QUITE DOWN THERE!" and quote other parts of the book, he enjoys it so much and requests it most nights-- we are having to buy our own copy. I was a bit shocked at the nakedness of the boy when I first saw it (I had never heard of this book as a kid myself), but that's my hangup as an adult and not one my kid has any issues with (what toddler cares about nakedness? Kind of the point when Sendak wrote it, as is my understanding). If you have an issue with seeing the front of a little boy 2 or 3 times, you might not like this. But, I bet your kid won't notice or care about that part, and will just love the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2007

    Watch out for the illustrations

    I was excited to get this book by Maurice Sundak, he is one of my favorites, however, I was a little taken aback by the illustrations. Perhaps I'm being a bit over catious, but I felt the full frontal nudity on the little boy was a lot overboard. I was very uneasy sharing this book with my preschoolers until I drew some boxer shorts on the little boy. So parents and educators beware of the nudity in this book.

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