Written and Illustrated by: Maurice Sendak
This is one of my favorite books to read! It is about a boy,Max, who gets sent to bed without dinner and then goes into "another world" where he the king among all these different creatures. He sure does know how to let his wild side out!
I would use this book with 1nd-3th graders showing that it is okay to be different and to spark their imagination and help the students write stories. I would probably have the students do a similar activity on what they would do if they got sent to bed early without dinner; where would their mind take them?? You could also use this book to teach the lesson on how parents are always there for you, no matter how mad they can get at you.