“Let the wild rumpus start!“
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
Max is a naughty boy… A VERY naughty boy. So when he gets sent to his room for behaving badly, he travels to a far off land where wild things live. But he’s wilder than they are and so he becomes their king. And kings can do WHATEVER they want.
This is a Classic. By that I mean it’s one of those books that has earned itself a place in more than one of the Top 10 or Top 100 lists of something or another and which will undoubtedly remain there for generations to come.
It is suitable for naughty children of ages between (about) 5 and 10.
It’s wonderful to read aloud as a bedtime story, with an expressive, lyrical prose that’s just begging for your best voice-talent impressions. Yet it is simple enough that your young audience will be able to join in at key moments.