02 April 2009

Where The Wild Things Are - You'll Understand When I Get the Tattoo


Aside from Maurice Sendak holding the exclusive title of favorite children's author and illustrator, Where The Wild Things Are is one of my favorite young people books.
I'll spare you my geeked out youth services librarian analysis of why this book is a work of unbridled genius.

I remember my mom reading this book to me. I remember reading this book to my brothers. I remember reading this book to my cousins. I remember reading this to my nephews. I read this book to my son. It's his favorite.

Gabriel is not Max. Gabriel is a Wild Thing. Anyone who's ever heard him roar his terrible roar knows that I speak truth. This is Gabriel's book.

18 comments:

  1. Man, I haven't read that in years! Roar on, Gabe!

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  2. You know that is one that I don't have...

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  3. I love this children's book. Another one of my favorites is 'There's a Nightmare in My Closet' by Mercer Mayer.

    Tattoo?

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  4. I got all gooey when I watched the trailer for the Spike Jonze adaptation last week. I'm very excited.

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  5. The tattoo doesn't exist yet. I've just always said if I was going to get a tattoo it would be of one of illustrations from this book.

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  6. Ben's middle name is Max. After this book.

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  7. Hi :)

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    hope to hear from you, miss grace! :)

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  8. My son's favorite book, too!

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  9. I got my niece a tshirt with this on it. I heard it's going to be a movie, has anybody else heard that?

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  10. This was one of my top favorite too, along with East of the Sun, West of the Moon, The Redwall Books and anything by Roald Dahl! :)

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  11. I love love love this book! my child is a wild thing too.....another book that I personally love is Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day...a book about my life!
    MStockton

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  12. Get that tattoo before July. You can show it to me in a dark corner. (The tattoo)
    I love that book as well. In SF I visited an entire store dedicated to just that book. Awesome.

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  13. You know, I watched the trailer for this (awesome) but I don't remember reading this book! I need to go check it out.

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  14. Did anyone else have the VHS version of this book, too? I remember watching it and following along with the book.

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  15. The best! My kids were never into the book (I KNOW....they really can't be mine) but I loved it. I saw the trailer a week or so ago and I think I was the only one jumping up and down...it looks awesome!

    You SHOULD get that tattoo! June 13 is my next one...YESSSSSS!

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  16. I have the book.

    I really should be reading it to my kid.

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  17. This was always my favourite book as a kid and I have always read it to my girls too!

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