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Where the Wild Things Are | [Maurice Sendak]

Where the Wild Things Are

Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper.
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Publisher's Summary

Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper.

Click here to see other Weston Woods stories.

©1963 Maurice Sendak; (P)1987 Weston Woods Studios

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    Claudine USA 03-25-08
    Claudine USA 03-25-08
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    "An imaginative story like no other..."

    Spending your time out in your room without dinner...a perfect time to slip off and rule the monster world. My children and I love this book so much. We have read it a hundred times. The audiobook is a joy to listen to and my kids got lost in the reader's voices. We highly recommend this audiobook for your children ages 2-92!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lisabet Thornton, CO, United States 03-02-13
    Lisabet Thornton, CO, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Audible app buttons in the way"
    Any additional comments?

    I haven't seen these before, you know, the picture books on audible that have picture changes corresponding to the story as you listen to it. It's a shame that the current version of the iphone app has giant buttons blocking the view of the pictures. Why no hide option? For this reason, this and any picture book on audible becomes a bit of a waste of money for such a short audio clip and minimal visual experience. Fix the problem and the experience would be much improved.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Cambridge, MA United States 09-22-12
    Amazon Customer Cambridge, MA United States 09-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrated Picture Book!"

    This is exactly what I was looking for from Audible: a narrated picture book. I have a kindle fire and I want the kids to see the original pictures and listen to a great story teller.

    Where are the other ones like this?! I don't even see anything in the description that indicates that the pictures change as the story plays... If anyone knows, please help!

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    Richard montclair, NJ, USA 02-23-08
    Richard montclair, NJ, USA 02-23-08
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    "Fun for kids and parents"

    This is always FUN to read to your kids. But if YOU'VE never heard it read before, I strongly recommend that you download this and listen to the narration. Both you and your child will love it, and it will inspire your reading in the years to come.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jessy O. Brooklyn, New York 10-16-14
    Jessy O. Brooklyn, New York 10-16-14 Member Since 2014

    A fellow Bookworm. :-) Bookworms unite!

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    "For the roaring kid in everyone!"

    Listening to this children's classic on the Audible APP for Android was such an experience! The added sound effects (musical), pictures included, and the brilliant narration was an adventure for my senses! Without having the physical copy, you are still transported into this fantastical world with Max - King of all the wild things!

    The narrator's growls and monster noises brought the characters to life! The catchy background tune will bring you to life as well. Although the journey may have felt like a 1 year journey for Max, the very quick and easy listening is perfect for wandering children and busy adults. A must read for everyone with kids, who was a kid once or continues to be a child at heart.

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    Jim New Jersey 09-03-14
    Jim New Jersey 09-03-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Great first read"
    What made the experience of listening to Where the Wild Things Are the most enjoyable?

    I was first attracted to this book because I wanted to see how Audible would read a book and show pictures on my Android. Turns out it was fantastic. The reader was excellent in convening the emotions and different characters in the story. The story itself is a classic and everything blended together perfectly.

    On a side note, if you've never read, "Where the wild things are," then you are in for a treat. It tells the tail of a child sent to bed without dinner because of his bad attitude and he looses himself to his imagination in his room. This is a great bedtime story for someone with small children or people young at heart looking to revisit their past.


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    Rukkia DURANGO, CO, United States 08-27-13
    Rukkia DURANGO, CO, United States 08-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A Classic"
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    What an I say, I have always loved this book, and now I get to share it with my kids. Granted, they did not see what I saw in this book, but the narator did a great job and the story is just as I remember.

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    Stacey Anderson Madison, WiSCONSIN United States 09-25-12
    Stacey Anderson Madison, WiSCONSIN United States 09-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Most requested at our house!"
    What did you love best about Where the Wild Things Are?

    Other than the story the music is perfect my 2 year old twins yell monster music everytime we play it the narrator did a great job too!


    What about Peter Schickele’s performance did you like?

    He has a gravelly voice that fit this story so well!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    We'll eat you up we love you so!


    Any additional comments?

    This version has the pictures but I found that my boys like it better just listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Larry Wiser Los Banos, CA 09-15-12
    Larry Wiser Los Banos, CA 09-15-12
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    "Really Great !!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    It was short, and had excellent character voices and sound effects.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the beast of course!


    What does Peter Schickele bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He's one of the best male narrators for children's books I've run across.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Sure. I could handle all 6 minutes!!!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 06-28-12
    Ann 06-28-12

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    "Exceeded Expectations"
    If you could sum up Where the Wild Things Are in three words, what would they be?

    I don't know what I was expecting, I just bought it because it's a familiar story for my kids (3 and 5) but the performance and background music make this one of our favorites!


    What about Peter Schickele’s performance did you like?

    The rolling of eyes and knashing of teeth of course!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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