In the Night Kitchen
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In the Night Kitchen

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by Maurice Sendak
     
 

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1971 Caldecott Honor Book
Notable Children's Books of 1940—1970 (ALA)
Best Books of 1970 (SLJ)
Outstanding Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)
Children's Books of 1970 (Library of Congress)

Carey-Thomas Award 1971—Honor Citation
Brooklyn Art Books for Children 1973, 1975

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1971 Caldecott Honor Book
Notable Children's Books of 1940—1970 (ALA)
Best Books of 1970 (SLJ)
Outstanding Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1970 (NYT)
Children's Books of 1970 (Library of Congress)

Carey-Thomas Award 1971—Honor Citation
Brooklyn Art Books for Children 1973, 1975

Author Biography: Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983 Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060266684
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Caldecott Collection Series
Edition description:
Anniversary Edition
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
105,849
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

In addition to Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak's books include Kenny's Window, Very Far Away, The Sign on Rosie's Door, Nutshell Library (consisting of Chicken Soup with Rice, Alligators All Around, One Was Johnny, and Pierre), Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life, In the Night Kitchen, Outside Over There, We Are All in the Dumps with Jack and Guy, and Bumble-Ardy.

He received the 1964 Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are; the 1970 Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration; the 1983 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, given by the American Library Association in recognition of his entire body of work; and a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America. In 2003, he received the first Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, an international prize for children's literature established by the Swedish government.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Ridgefield, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
June 10, 1928
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
Art Students' League

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In The Night Kitchen (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
readingissharing More than 1 year ago
This book continues to enthrall children even in this day of automation and animation. Should be on every child's bookshelf.
serviceKP More than 1 year ago
This story I discovered in a Smithsonian Museum shop and was happy to see it's still popular with children at Barnes and Noble. My brother and I had a coloring book, too.

It's definately memorable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fabulous. The detail and care with which the illustrations were done is spectacular. My 2-yr old has had me read it at least 2 dozen times so far, and we've only had it a couple of weeks. The charming illustrations keep me from getting bored, too! BTW: We're not afraid of naked toddlers I guess that's why we don't live in North Dakota!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just like Really Rosey and Nutshell Library, this Sendak book is memorable because of its illustrations and its rhyming and catchy songs. Everyone who's read it remembers Mickey's trip to the baker's kitchen!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not only was this my husbands favorite book but it was also one of my son and daughters favorites. It is a great book and lots of fun to read for the kids and adults. I would recommend this for kids of all ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned about In the Night Kitchen during a Childrens Literature class I was taking in college back in the 1980s. I bought it, and my young children fell in love with it immediately. We read it so many times that soon they were reading it with and to me. The illustrations are great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's now in our bedtime book rotation. What's great is that my son now knows the story well enough to finish the sentences. A classic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of my all-time favorites as a kid. Reviewing the artwork now as an adult, I'm every bit as impressed. Where the Wild Things Are is superb, but in my opinion this is even better (however I would not be surprised if I was in the minority in this opinion.)
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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 &quot;QUITE DOWN THERE!&quot; 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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K_Dawn More than 1 year ago
My two year old loves Micky. You can hear him help read the "Quiet Down There" and "Cockadoodledoo" parts throughout the house. A fun and funny story. Micky is naked through some of the story, so be warned if such things bother you.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In The Night Kitchen By Maurice Sendak In this story a boy named Mickey goes on an adventure to the night kitchen. This is a very funny book. The pictures are my favorite thing about this book. My favorite part that happened in this story was when Mickey poured the milk in the cake batter. This is such a good book that it won Caldecott Honor. This author must be liked a lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.