Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. When Max is sent to his room without supper, he finds himself on a journey to where the wild things live. But, in the end, he longs to return to where there are people who love him and he returns to his room to find supper waiting.
Sendak’s Caldecott-winning illustrations bring the “Wild Things” to life, yellow eyes and all. I have good memories of reading this book as a child and I look forward to introducing it to my son (when he’s old enough to remember it’s been introduced). But I wonder: was anyone scared by the Wild Things? They are rather “frightening” looking, and I wonder if children would be scared by the monsters.