Junior's Top 100 Children's Books 1-10
The best children's books in the world, voted by Junior readers
3. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (Red Fox, £5.99)
Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's color illustrations are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder. The wild things manage to be scary-looking without ever really being scary; at times they're downright hilarious. Sendak's trademark run-on sentences lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale, which floats between the land of dreams and a child's imagination. This Sendak classic reaffirms the notion that there's no place like home. Now a major movie too! See our review in the Entertainment section.
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