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Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

Where the Wild Things Are


Title: Where the Wild Things Are

Author: Maurice Sendak

Read By: Peter Schickele

Publisher: Weston Woods Studios, a subsidiary of SCHOLASTIC Inc.

Genre: Childrens Fiction

Number of Cd’s and/or Total running time: Download / ~5 minutes

ISBN-13: 978-0061227400 (For this and other stories compiled into one recording)

Link to the Author’s and/or Publisher’s Website: Weston Woods

Link to for purchase (if applicable): Where the Wild Things Are CD

Release Date (if applicable): Dec 06, 2005

Brief Summary:

A much loved children’s classic has Max causing trouble, setting sail, and taming the wild things all before dinner time.

Personal Review:

My first attempt at free downloads through the library for my iPad was a success. Well, the download, transfer and playing was a success. I did not pay attention to the length of the book.

This recording was by the author of the original book. I had recently seen the movie with my children and thought that since this book never gets old and I needed some test material I would give it a go.

Sendak narrated this book like he wrote it. (Yes, Yes I Know He wrote it!) Sendak takes all of Max’s emotions and conveys them in a clear and concise manner that although written for children, I quite enjoyed.

This audio recording also has a full musical accompaniment which further accentuates the words as they move along.

Although this book was written for children, and only approximately five minutes in length, I must admit that it is in my top ten list of audiobooks I have personally listened to. The words, the imagery, Sendak’s voice and the music all combined together take you on a wild rumpus that will have you reliving your youth.






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