Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Is Max really turning 50 this year? Yup! Tag along as the little imp sails off to the “land of the wild things.” We love the idea of sharing a treasured childhood classic with a new generation. Try these ideas for getting in touch with your “wild” sides together! HarperCollins, $18. Ages 4 and up.
1. Draw your own imagination map.
What route did Max take when he sailed away? Where are the wild things? How did Max get back? Get ideas for your map by looking at old world maps. Visit oldmapsonline.org for a treasure trove of zoomable ones.
2. Make a wild thing costume.
What would you look like if you were a wild thing? Create horns, claws, and teeth from paper or felt.
3. Visit the Rosenbach Museum and Library in Philadelphia.
They’re celebrating Sendak’s legacy with an exhibition of his drawings through May 26. If you can’t go in person, you can view his work virtually at rosenbach.org.