All I have to see is the cover of this book and my eyes start to mist because I can feel the imprints of my boys on my lap reading “Where the Wild Things Are“. It’s a classic and is one of my favorite books for boys. This would be a perfect gift for a 1 year old boy and they can grow into the story. My 4 year old still gets new things out of reading this book. Now he notices different features of the ‘wild things’ and excitedly echos the catch phrases… “The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes…”
It’s a magical book between a mommy and her son as the underlying meaning (for me anyway) is it doesn’t matter where a boy goes in the world, they know they are special because of who loves them at home. Max gives up being king of the wild things to return where someone loves him best of all (and that person is his mommy).