Wednesday, April 7, 2010
WARW - Where The Wild Things Are
I love this book because it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about childhood angst and the love of a Mother and child.
I have not seen the movie that was released recently. Like anything I think books are always better. The world created in your mind and imagination as you read is better than anything created on screen. This is a true classic.
I love the feel of Maurice Sendak's illustrations. His monsters are ghoulish but not too frightening. Sendak's seeming attraction to the forbidden or nightmarish aspects of children's fantasy have made him a subject of controversy. The monsters in the book were actually based on relatives who would come to weekly dinners. Before Where the Wild Things Are, Sendak was best known for illustrating Else Holmelund Minarik's Little Bear series of books ( Another favourite in our house, espeically the T.V. show)