The book Where The Wild Things Are is a must have for any one's personal book collection, period.
If you know someone who just had a baby, then be the first person to add this treasured book to that child's library.
It's a classic's classic.
It put the book's author, Maurice Sendak, right up front and center regarding children's literature and raised the bar so much higher for every other illustrator and author for the rest of all time.
Embedded here in this blog post are two different video versions of this groundbreaking illustrated classic.
The first one is a video of "Where The Wild Things Are" which you probably had to watch on rainy days at school in the "Media Center." (If you are my age, they called that place a "library" and it's where they kept all those clunky things we call books, today.)
The first video was made in 1973. And it's not terrible at all. In fact, it's actually wonderful in a slightly washed-out, beatnik-y kind of way.
However, from what I hear, the newest film adaptation of this same book, Where The Wild Things Are which is set to open October 16th, 2009, is going to blow us away.
Below is a trailer for this Spike Jonze version of "Where The Wild Things Are."
What?! When does it open?! October???!
So, here's my second clip which is the trailer for the Spike Jonze version of Where The Wild Things Are.
OMG. I can already tell I'm going to cry and fall madly in love with this movie.
(See? I called it "a movie." This proves I have high hopes for it.)
I. Can't. Wait.