"Where the wild things are" is one of the greatest selling children's books of all time, and a book I am sure every teacher has shared with their class at least once.
Today, Maurice Sendak the author of "Where the wild things are" and "in the night kitchen" and Outside over there" passed away following complications related to a recent stroke.
Sendak changed the face of children's publishing in the eyes of many as his texts canvassed key social issues of post world war 2 children such as anxiety, separation and coping with unexplored childhood emotions.
Teachers who wish to learn a great deal more about exploring "Where the wild things are" With their students might find this unit of work on it of use.
Maurice Sendak was aged 83.