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Where the Wild Things Are

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Brings back memories

My brothers and I all loved this book as kids. It is one of the classic books you remember reading when you were little. A story that touches you more with age.

posted by MURFDIZZLE on October 10, 2009

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3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

I was done reading this book to my son in two minutes....not long enough!

I was very disappointed with this book. My son loves to have me read to him, and I enjoy it as well. This book, out of 48 pages, is a whopping paragraph long, and although the illustrations are amazing I couldn't believe that each page had half a sentance. For me, as an...
I was very disappointed with this book. My son loves to have me read to him, and I enjoy it as well. This book, out of 48 pages, is a whopping paragraph long, and although the illustrations are amazing I couldn't believe that each page had half a sentance. For me, as an adult, starting every phrase with the word "And" got old quick! I think it's great that the book shows kids how they can use their imagination to escape to a world they've never known. The boy was sent to his room without his supper, yet when he got back his dinner was waiting for him...to me that doesn't teach any lesson at all! My son does like the book, but I wish it had more dialog for me to read. I feel like this book was a waiste of money and if I had read it before I purchased it online I wouldn't have bought it.

posted by readr4myboys on December 27, 2009

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  • Posted July 20, 2009

    A Little Too Scary for Bed Time Reading

    My son three years old and is petrified of these monsters. So, I wouldn't recommend this as bed time reading. That said, I would perhaps recommend this book for children a little older than three.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2013

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    Classic read. Faintly remember this but liked it. The pictures a

    Classic read. Faintly remember this but liked it. The pictures and cover were good.. Story too.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    A Gift for the Grandson of a good friend!

    It was wrapped before I thought to read it myself.

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  • Posted September 14, 2009

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    Bought it becasue of the movie

    I purchased the book due to the upcoming movie release. I was disappointed that the story was short and did not cover much. However, the illustrations were outstanding. Good bed time story, but plan on bringing two additional books with you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2008

    childhood memories

    oh man i remember this when i was a kid and its one of my favorite childhood books. wonderful for the kids of any generation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2007

    Land of Imagination

    When Mac is sent to his room without dinner, his imagination carries him away to a land where the wild things are. While there, he is crowned king of the wild things. He has lots of fun in this imaginary place while being grounded. But, Mac must return to the real world. This book was enjoyed by my seven year old, however, I could not seem to get in to it very much. I generally do not like books with monsters, even the cute kind. I like books that have some type of moral or lesson to it and this story did not seem to have neither. Unless of course the moral of the story is to make the best out of a bad situation.

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