“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…”
My latest eBay purchase just arrived on the front step. Max sets sail (“Where the wild things are”) in a delightful Hallmark Christmas ornament, just in time for Midwinter Christmas – and Book Week. Sadly, this wild thing – a favourite from my own childhood – was missing from the recent live action film. I really expected him to at least make a cameo appearance.
I spent last Christmas with a young friend, three-year-old Ben, of Brisbane. I gave him a copy of the picture book, “Where the wild things are” by Maurice Sendak, but the festive season was so frantic he didn’t get much of an opportunity to explore it until the New Year. It has become a firm favourite.
His parents have uploaded the following Youtube video:
Great work, Ben! I’m proud of you!