4.20.2009

Where the Wild Things Are


Did you go through the stage with your kids where they wanted the same book three times a day for a year? That book for our family was Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. We read that damn book so often we had all memorized the words and I considered painting a mural onto his wall. I would have if I could have figured out a way for it not to look scary in the dark.

Though I grew so sick of that book, it now brings a lump to my throat when I try to read it aloud today. I can't help but recall cuddling up with it and my boy before nap or bedtime. Smelling just-washed hair, footie pajamas, and chubby cheeks. He was always so interested in how it would end and loved the "wild things" (he had a wild streak himself).

Spike Jonze has directed this book into a movie due out in the fall, and though I hate seeing books made into movies, I'm compelled to go to this one. Watch this trailer and see if you get the goosebumps I did. All the memories came flooding back - my boy...


10 comments :

  1. Hey thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope you have a great day :)

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  2. I had goosebumps before I even started the trailer...Cubby is all to quickly slipping out of the preschool age and I'm struggling with it every day....I just want to freeze him!!

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  3. Wow--I felt almost as if I were inside the book. Good job Spike! Can't hardly wait to take our grandson to see it. Thanks for the heads up :-)

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  4. wow the movie looks fantastic! They did a very good job with the monsters... I also loved the books and illustrations. =D

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  5. stopping by from SITS--oh, I've got to see this movie! I loved that book as a kid!

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  6. I have always thought that Spike does a good job. I am always nervous about books becoming movies, but I'd see it!

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  7. How sweet! Ours was the The Hungry Caterpillar book and then Piggy Pie. Fun times.

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  8. I tell myself all the time, Jessica, remember these times b/c very soon she won't want to stick around much.

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  9. I can't wait till this one comes out ... and I am really hoping that my expectations aren't too high. :)

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