Lexile Level: AD740L
In the story Max is looking to have fun, but his mother is tired of his behavior and sends him to bed without any supper. With Max's imagination, unexpectedly a forest grows inside his bedroom and Max is taken away to the land of the wild things. The wild things make Max their king, but Max is not happy. In the end Max returns home to his mother and father and finally eats his dinner.
I would use this story in my 1st to 4th grade classroom to teach students that an imagination can transport you far away from whatever problems you may be facing, but students need to know that it is still most important to listen and respect the adults around you even when you don't want to.