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Let the wild rumpus begin! Win a “Where the Wild Things Are” DVD from Scholastic!

WhereWildThingsAreSSTDVD-NSIn 1963, author/illustrator Maurice Sendak published his seventh children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are”. The story of Young Max and his fantastical adventures on a mysterious island full of teeth gnashing, eye-rolling monsters–told more by pictures than words–won the 1964 Caldecott Medal and became one of the most loved and well-known books in children’s literature. It was one the first books my sons’ received when they were born and still remains one of our favorites today.

On October 16, Warner Brother will release the adaptation of “Wild Things” from director Spike Jonze and writer Dave Eggers. While many of us (including me) are looking forward to Max’s larger than life theatrical adventures amongst a passel of hairy, creatively-designed beasts from the Henson workshop, I think it’s worth reading the book first and watching the original animated adaptation from Sendak’s classic masterpiece.

The DVD of Where the Wild Things Are…And Five More stories by Maurice Sendak from Scholastic Storybook Treasuresâ„¢ stays true to Sendak’s original book and illustration’s. My boys and I received a review copy of this DVD, recently updated to include a new read-along function plus an interview with the author, Maurice Sendak. We loved that it also included some of our other favorite Sendak tales; “Pierre,” “One Was Johnny,” “Alligators All Around,” “Chicken Soup with Rice,” and “In the Night Kitchen.”

Scholastic has provided Kidoinfo with three copies of this DVD to give away! Want to win a copy of the DVD, Where the Wild Things Are…And Five More stories by Maurice Sendak?

Here’s how:


– Email info (at) kidoinfo (dot) com (with ‘WILD THINGS’ in the subject) and tell us your favorite storybook character.

– One entry permitted per person; US entrants welcome to enter.

– Entry period closes at Noon EST, Wednesday, October 14, 2009.

– Three winners will receive one DVD ($15 value)!

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  • So this DVD is based on the classic, original story, which is great to preserve. Most of what made that book enjoyable/scary for me as a kid were the illustrations, while the story never really seemed to make any sense – just seemed like a whacky dream. And now with the new moving coming out on the big screen, which I initially thought I’d hate, because the illustrations wouldn’t be matched in a live-action movie. (as always, read book, then see movie, so the movie doesn’t ruin what you imagine). But now that I’ve seen some previews for the Spike Jonze version, and heard the soundtrack (http://flickflackmovietalk.com/2009/09/get-wild/), I might even like the new version, as long as I can get over hearing Tony Soprano’s (James Gandolfini)voice as one of the wild things, at least my kids don’t have that association. I do love Catherine Keener in Being John Malkovich and Forest Whitaker in Ghost Dog, although not for kids movies.
    So bottom line, it’s great that the DVD is out there based on the original book, so kids can watch that over and over, and not just have the big screen version in their heads…and again, read the book on paper first, or at least look at the pictures.