Thursday, March 13, 2014

Five memorable fictional creatures

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Molly Schoemann-McCann tagged five favorite fictional creatures, including:
The Wild Things (Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak)

I still get chills when I hear the phrase, “Let the wild rumpus start!” Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book was perfectly illustrated and instantly created the kind of believable magical world that any child would love to visit (and eventually become king of). Wild Things are the kinds of creatures that dreams—and also nightmares—are made of: a little scary, but also funny and sweet, and you just want to reach out and bury your hands in their shaggy fur.
Read about another entry on the list. 

Where the Wild Things Are is among Michael Rosen's six best books, Jessica Ahlberg's top ten family-themed picture books, Edward Carey's top ten writer/illustrators, Sara Maitland's top ten books of the forest, and Anthony Browne's six best books.

--Marshal Zeringue