Monday, September 28, 2009

WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

In preparation for out trip to see the October 16th release of WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, I ordered the book from Amazon so my nephew (and I too) could read it before seeing the movie. We're both very excited about seeing it - although he's more excited about seeing Zombieland of Friday (this kid loves all things dead). I didn't remember that this was/is mostly a picture book with little writing. After the trailer, I've rewritten the lines of the book so you don't have to buy the book or stand in Boarders (nod to David at Controlling the Transmissions) reading it- but they lack something without the illustrations.



WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE - STORY SANS PICTURES BY MAURICE SENDAK

The night Max wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind
and another
his mother called him "WILD THING"
and Max said 'I'LL EAT YOU UP!'
so he was sent to bed without eating anything.

That very night in Max's room a forest grew
and grew...
and grew until his ceiling hung with vines
and the walls became the world all around
and an ocean tumbled by with a private boat for Max
and he sailed off through night and day
and in and out of weeks
and almost over a year
to where the wild things are.

And when he came to the place where the wild things are
they roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth
and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws
till Max said "BE STILL"
and tamed them with the magic trick
of staring into all their yellow eyes without blinking once
and they were frightened and called him the most wild thing of all
and made him king of all wild things.

"And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!"

"Now stop!" Max said and sent the wild things off to bed
without their supper. And Max the king of all wild things was lonely
and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all.

Then all around from far away across the world
he smelled good things to eat
so he gave up being the king of where the wild things are.

But the wild things cried, "Oh please don't go -
we'll eat you up-we love you so!"
And Max said, "No!"

The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth
and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws
but Max stepped into his private boat and waved good-bye
and sailed back over a year
and in and out of weeks
and through a day
and into the night of his very own room
where he found his supper waiting for him
and it was still hot.

1 comment:

  1. I've just started to hear about this movie. The trailer looks very interesting!

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