We are excited to bring you “Books We Love”! Every month we will pick our favorite children’s book to add to your to-read list. We would also like to invite you to pick or suggest your favorite book and why you and your children love the book by commenting in the comment section below.
This month, we pick the classic “Where The Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.
A winner of Caldecott Medal in 1964 as “The Most Distinguished Picture Book Of The Year”, this book was first published in 1963. The story is about a misbehaving little boy name Max. One night, Max was sent to his room by his mother because of his mischievous behavior. Alone in his room, with his imagination, Max transforms his room into a fantasy land…a forest, an ocean, a place where “the wild things are”.
Why Mom Recommend it: A great story complemented by great illustrations, the text isn’t too long and winding (sometimes children don’t have patience to listen to a long story) and the brilliant writing style can teach children how to use English language creatively. When I read this story to my daughter, firstly, she loves it, but she can also relate the story to her self for example the part when Max was sent to his room by his mom for being naughty, she begin to understand the consequences of her actions.
This book is best suited for 4 – 8 year olds.