Where the Wild Things Are - Maurice Sendak

Even though I have never read this book personally, most everyone I have spoken to about this story loves it and says it is a great pick for children's literature. With its colorful and beautiful illustrations, this book would be a wonderful story to share with a class of Kindergarteners. This tale is about a boy named Max, who is in trouble for misbehaving so he goes to a pretend land full of wild creatures where he gets to be in charge. Teachers could have students create their own illustrations for the book or maybe even hold a class discussion where students can put themselves in Max's shoes and talk about what they would do if they were him. With this being such a popular book, there are numerous activities and lesson ideas teachers could use to teach about the text to students.