Where the Wild Things Are

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 THE 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, LET THE WILD RUMPUS START!! "NOW, STOP!"  AND SENT THE WILD THINGS OFF TO BED  WITHOUT THEIR SUPPER....AND MAX,  THE KING OF ALL WILD THINGS, SAID: "I'M 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 SAID:  "I'LL GIVE UP BEING 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  ALMOST OVER A YEAR AND IN AND OUT OF WEEKS AND THROUGH A DAY  AND INTO THE NIGHT OF HIS OWN ROOM  WHERE HE FOUND HIS SUPPER WAITING FOR HIM  AND IT WAS STILL HOT!- PICTURES ARE COURTESY OF DEVIANTART.COM'WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE' BYMAURICE SENDAK