50th Anniversary Where the Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

The Niblings have alerted me to the fact that Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is 50 years old this month. You can read their insights here, here and here. The illustration above represents that joyfully textless interlude where Max is all on his own.  I remember when I used to read this to my son  we would make monster noises of our choosing during this passage, or just be silent and study the pictures. I often chose to sing.  Not just any song either. Can you guess which song I chose? Yup:

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