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review SPOILER ALERT! 2018-02-26 21:03
Where the Wild Things Are
Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

This story is about a boy that is sent to bed without his dinner for acting like a "wild thing". He falls asleep soon after and his imagination begins to run wild. His room starts off by being transformed into a forest and then he finds a boat and sets sail for quite some time. He eventually finds himself in a land inhabited by wild things, where he eventually becomes king. He begins to miss his mother and understand that being in charge is not as easy as he thinks. One way that I would use this in my classroom would be by reading a loud and have the students come up with synonyms for the word terrible. I would also have students write captions for the pictures that did not have any with them.

 

Lexile Measure: AD740L

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review 2018-02-24 21:28
A Children's Classic!
Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

A classic children's book that presents imagination and creativity to children. It has illustrations that grow bigger and bigger as Max's imagination grows bigger and bigger until he is lost in his own world. Students can really benefit from its descriptive characteristics and its relatability. One great activity would be to give students comprehension task cards to complete in centers. Examples of these task cards can be found here, https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Where-The-Wild-Things-Are-Task-Cards-Reading-Comprehension-3165179 

Grade Level: Pre-K-5

Lexile measure: AD740L

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review 2018-02-06 01:34
Would You Want To Be King Of All Wild Things?
Where The Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

AR: 3.4

Grade Level: PreK-5th

Summary: In Where The Wild Things Are, a little boy is sent to bed without dinner. However; within his imagination, he travels to the land of all wild things! Here, is where he is made King! He enjoys every bit of it, until it's time for the wild things to go to bed. Here is where he is left lonley, and eventually sails back home. Dinner is waiting for him-still hot!

Idea: Every aspect of this book is excellent! From the text to the illustrations, it really drives the reading into wanting to read more. I will most definitely be using this book in my class. I was even thinking about acting this book out. The kids will love it! Imagination is everything. 

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review 2018-01-13 02:52
Don't dismiss children's literature just because you're an adult
Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children’s Literature as an Adult - Bruce Handy

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult by Bruce Handy showed up on my radar through a footnote in another book that I read last year. (Just one more reminder that I am 100% a nerd especially in regards to children's literature.) Handy splits the chapters into different books considered 'classics' of children's literature and he explains why they've had a lasting effect and endured as long as they have. He makes an argument that there is a reason books become classics but there is also a clarity in realizing that a difference of opinion will most certainly occur. A good example is Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. I know this is a classic and it is still read by kids and parents now but I have never (and probably never will) consider this one a favorite. In that same vein, there were quite a few books that he mentioned that I had not heard of or had never read and I promptly added them to my TRL. (You may recognize some of the titles if you decide to read this book.) One of the best things about Wild Things was the organization of the chapters. It's quite obvious that Handy has not only done thorough research on the topic but has a real passion for the topic. This made it have an academic feel which I really appreciated. Interspersed throughout the book are personal anecdotes about the books he loved as a child as well as his experience introducing books to his children. (Get those tissues out, parents with small children. It's fairly sentimental.) I doubt this would be of as much interest to someone not in the field of children's literature but if you're looking for inspiration about what books to read to your kids at night then this would be an excellent source for you. 9/10

 

What's Up Next: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

 

What I'm Currently Reading: The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham (Coincidentally, I'm watching Midsomer Murders which is based off of the book series.)

 

Source: readingfortheheckofit.blogspot.com
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review 2017-07-27 16:42
Review of "Where the Wild Things Bite" (Half-Moon Hollow, #5) by Molly Harper
Where the Wild Things Bite - Molly Harper

I loved this rollicking, hilarious adventure with a feisty yet anxiety-ridden heroine.

 

Which means I'm writing one of those pretty useless reviews because there's really not much more to say beyond "loved it."

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