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Where The Wild Things Are

Written by Maurice Sendak

Suitable for: 5-7 years (Key stage 1), 7-11 years (Key stage 2), 11-14 years (Key stage 3)

Sponsored by: The Ironmongers

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

The story of Max’s adventures when he sails away to the land where the wild things are has become an acknowledged classic of children’s books. This book is the winner of the Caldecott Medal for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year, 1964.

Listen to an audio clip

Hello. My name's Ethan and together we're going to read a book. Across the top of the front is the title in black letters 'Where The Wild Things Are'. You can read this in Braille. At the bottom it says, Story and Pictures by Maurice Sendak
We need to keep the noise down as one of the wild things is snoozing on the right side of the picture. This wild thing looks a bit like a bull. Its head and body are covered in a thick greeny-blue fur. It has sharp claws, two fat legs and pink human-looking feet. Its bull-like head has two pointed horns, a large flat nose and a mouth full of short, square teeth. This wild thing is asleep next to the edge of a blue pool, surrounded by tall trees with leafy tops. It looks as if it's smiling in its sleep. I think its snoring too.
Floating on the blue pool is a pink, sail boat. It has two yellow triangular-shaped sails and at the top of the mast is a little yellow flag flapping in the wind.
Turn over the front cover to your first feely picture.
Feel all over the feely picture. It shows Max, he's a boy and he's wearing a wolf suit. On the right is Max's bed and it's got trees growing out of it. In the top left is a crescent moon in the night sky.

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Max in wolf suit, crescent moon and bed with trees for bed posts
bull wild thing and rhino wild thing
wild thing in stripey jumper and parrot wild thing.

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