Where is the Wild Thing?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Right here! We welcomed him into the world about two and a half years ago! Ha! Our story tonight is one of my all time favorites, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. I think this is one of those "every person in the whole wide world should read this book" books. Agree? It is available in Spanish, too. Yes, I have it in Spanish, and yes, I know I don't speak Spanish. I just love the book. Top ten for sure!

T made monster noises and said the boy was sad. Indeed, he was. Even at 2.5, T gets it. "He wans his mommy." If you have a child, you need this book. It is all about feelings, family, and love. (or at least that is my take on it) My firsties love it for the artwork. They love the jungle in his room. They love the big adventure they all dream about going on. They love (spoiler alert) when he "comes home." We create our own monsters and share this story with our families. I just love it.

I know what you are thinking! Did she see the movie? NO! I absolutely, positively did NOT see the movie and I never will. How do you like that! This book is dear to my heart and I knew the movie would not live up to that expectation! However....I LLooVVee the soundtrack! It is number 5 in my cd changer and I listen to it at least twice a weak. Uh oh, I'm singing now! "Worried Shoes" is my favorite! Click here to hear it!  Beautiful!

Why this book? Why tonight? Because my friend is building a bench for my classroom. It is inspired by this book and I can't stop thinking about how magical it is going to be! Here is a sneak peek.....

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