Since 1963, the book Where the Wild Things Are has won many awards - the Caldecott Medal, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and has been named as a “notable book” by the American Library Association.
The book was adapted into an animated short film on DVD by Scholastic Video. A documentary about Sendak’s life and work, Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak, made its debut on HBO October 16, 2009. A video game was released for most gaming platforms.
On Friday, October 17, 2009, the book arrived as a live action, puppetry and computer-generated imagery movie. Below are teaching resources to use in the classroom to have children compare and contrast the movie to the book. My favorite is A Guide for Using Where the Wild Things Are in the Classroom.