I am very biased when it comes to this book because it is one of my all time favorites! This book is about a boy who learns to appreciate his own world after wishing to be wild carries him on a sea of wild adventures with big monsters and huge forests. The boy does not want to do what he is told and once he goes to his room he is transformed and taken to a truly wild world! I love the illustrations in this book as well. There are such colorful, vivid descriptions.
The reading level of this book is ages 4-8 years. A great way to use this book in your classroom is to learn shapes! Many teachers wouldn't think of this activity, but I think it is a cute idea! While learning about shapes, students can make a "Wild thing" using shapes provided!