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.