Based on Sendak's classic book “Where the Wild Things Are”, these 14 inch (35.5cm) tall soft and whimsical puppets will animate the story and make bed-time reading or daytime role play more fun than ever!
Suggested age range: 3–8 years, age 3+. Polyester filling. Surface washable.
“Crocodile Creek has created a fine niche by producing quality stuffed creatures from favorite kids' books. Their characters from Where the Wild Things Are are excellent examples of their craft.” –Claire Dederer
Set includes 4 Hand Puppets:
MAX – Max is sent to bed without his supper by his exhausted mother. In his room, he imagines sailing far away to a land of Wild Things. Instead of eating him, the Wild Things make Max their king.
SIPI – One of the beasts encountered by Max (hero of Maurice Sendak's tales) at the place where the wild things are. With her orange yarn locks, fluffy brown fur, white claw-like bird's feet, yellow eyes, and toothy grin, Sipi is easily imagined with her fellow wild things as “they roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.”
MOISHE – Just like brave little Max in this Caldecott Award-winning story, kids may want to stare into the horrible creature's “yellow eyes without blinking once.” By doing so, they become “the most wild thing of all.” Or they may want to stage “a wild rumpus” and then send the Wild Thing off to bed without any supper. In the end, however, they'll still have a friend in this very hairy puppet.
BERNARD – Bernard, you may remember, was one of the beasts encountered by Max (hero of Maurice Sendak's tales) at the place where the wild things are. With his woolly gray head, fuzzy blue body, yellow eyes, white claw-like feet, and toothy grin, Bernard is easily imagined with his fellow wild things as “they roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.”
About Where the Wild Things Are – the book
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is a children's picture book about the imaginary adventures of a young boy named Max, who is punished for “making mischief” by being sent to his room without supper. Max wears a distinctive wolf suit during his adventures and encounters various mythical creatures, the wild things. Although just ten sentences long, the book is generally regarded as a classic of American illustrated children's literature. Written in 1963, it was awarded the Caldecott Medal in 1964. It also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and was an ALA Notable Book.
The book tells the story of Max, who one evening plays around his home, “making mischief” in a wolf costume (chasing the dog with a fork, etc.). As punishment, his mother sends him to bed without supper. In his room, a mysterious, wild forest grows out of his imagination, and Max journeys to the land of the Wild Things. They are fearsome-looking monsters, but Max conquers them with a scary look and he is made the King of all Wild Things. However, he soon finds himself lonely and homesick, and he returns home to his bedroom. He finds his supper waiting for him … “And it was still hot.” The original concept for the book featured horses instead of monsters. Sendak said he switched when he discovered that he could not draw horses. The Wild Things (except “Goat Boy”, of course) were named after (and are presumably caricatures of) Maurice's aunts and uncles: Aaron, Bernard, Emil, Moishe and Tzippy.
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