书名：Where the Wild Things Are野兽出没的地方/野兽国
读者对象：4 - 8岁
商品尺寸：22.9 x 0.6 x 25.4 cm
Where the Wild Things Are《野兽国》，也译为《野兽出没的地方》——莫里斯·桑达克代表作，荣获1964年凯迪克奖金奖。《野兽国》出版至今畅销不衰，成为永恒的经典！2009年的4月13日，美国总统奥巴马在白宫前的复活节采蛋活动上给孩子们读了这本书。2009年10月，以本书故事为蓝本的同名儿童电影公映。本书为桑达克高度认可的50周年纪念版本，适合爸爸妈妈念给宝宝听，也适合4岁以上有一定英语基础的孩子自主阅读。
When Maurice Sendak won the American Library Association’s Caldecott Medal for WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, he said: “Max, the hero of my book, discharges his anger against his mother, and returns to the real world sleepy, hungry and at peace with himself...from their earliest years children live on familiar terms with disrupting emotions, fear and anxiety are an intrinsic part of their everyday lives, they continually cope with frustration as best they can. And it is through fantasy that children achieve catharsis. It is the best means they have for taming Wild Things.”
“The clearer reproductions of the original art are vibrant and luminous.”——H.
“Each word has been carefully chosen and the simplicity of the language is quite deceptive.”—— SLJ.
“A timeless classic that continues to win over the hearts of children. The simple, rhythmic text and expressive illustrations are just as appealing today as they were when I was a child.”—— 10 Must-Have Books for 2-Year-Olds (Brightly.com)
“Where the Wild Things Areis one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. If you disagree, then it's been too long since you've attended a wild rumpus. Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's color illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder. ”——.com
“The wild things—with their mismatched parts and giant eyes—manage somehow to be scary-looking without ever really being scary; at times they're downright hilarious. Sendak's defiantly run-on sentences—one of his trademarks—lend the perfect touch of stream of consciousness to the tale, which floats between the land of dreams and a child's imagination.”——.com
“This Sendak classic is more fun than you've ever had in a wolf suit, and it manages to reaffirm the notion that there's no place like home.”——.com
One night Max puts on his wolf suit and makes mischief of one kind and another, so his mother calls him “Wild Thing” and sends him to bed without his supper. That night a forest begins to grow in Max’s room and an ocean rushes by with a boat to take Max to the place where the wild things are. Max tames the wild things and crowns himself as their king, and then the wild rumpus begins. But when Max has sent the monsters to bed, and everything is quiet, he starts to feel lonely and realises it is time to sail home to the place where someone loves him best of all.
莫里斯·桑达克是著名儿童文学图画书作家及插画家。他著名的作品为1963年出版的《野兽国》（Where the Wild Things Are），这个作品曾被改编成电影《野兽冒乐园》。他曾经五度获得美国图画书凯迪克奖（Caldecott Medal）。同时他也是首位获得国际安徒生插画大奖（Hans Christian Andersen Award）的美国人。2012年5月8日于美国康涅狄格州丹伯里逝世，享年83岁。
Maurice Sendak received the 1964 Caldecott Medal forWhere the Wild Things Are. In 1970 he received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal for illustration, and he remains the only American ever awarded this honor. In 1983 Sendak received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award from the American Library Association, given in recognition of his entire body of work. He also received a 1996 National Medal of Arts in recognition of his contribution to the arts in America.