Maurice Sendak's book was written in 1963 (can you believe that?).
I've read it to every classroom when I taught, and it is one of my five year old's favorite books!
I was thrilled to hear Spike Jonze was directing the movie version, and I'm curious what Dave Eggers has done to the screen play, since there are so many parts of the story to be filled in.
In the book, the boy goes where the wild things are, in a type of dream sequence.
But in the movie, he goes to a real place, which may take away some of the innocence of the story.
Because of the place being real, I hear Max's room never changes to a jungle, which is probably my son's favorite page in the book.
Still, we are both dying to see it!
I enjoyed the trailer, and cannot believe how alike the mosters from the book and movie are. I also think the boy playing Max is precious. Here's the link to the video:
Let the Wild Rumpus START!