Constantly, patrons with their little ones come into the Children's Room at Southside looking for a book they loved when they were young. And often they look for Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We hear “It was one of my favorite books,” or “I love Max.” We have Wild Thing posters in the room and the kids love them. The book's illustrations are eye-catching, and the story is one that every child can relate to. Max is wearing a costume. Who doesn’t like to dress up? He goes on an adventure, and is crowned king where he wants everyone to be happy. Isnt that what we all want? And when things get rough, we just want to go home. Oh Yeah. There is a beginning, a middle, and an end to the story in 10 sentences. Sublime.
And now that there is a new Where the Wild Things Are movie, we can’t keep the book on the shelf. We even had a "Max" at our preschool story time Halloween party. Santa Fe fireman came to celebrate with us and give a trick or treat safety lesson and let the little goblins see the trucks. So if you haven’t read the book yet—come to the library and get in line like you would at the movies.
by TT @SS