Please help identify this childhood book.
June 25, 2008 8:58 AM   Subscribe

Please help identify this childhood book. I'm 90% sure it was english, otherwise it could have been written in spanish. The book was wider than tall, probably 15" by 10", very colourful but dark and weird at the same time. The only page i remember is one where s the main character is walking through a cave or forest and all these very interesting animals/creatures looking at him. (I think there's also page with just eyes surrounding him in the dark). The creatures are oddly drawn and very interesting and it was scary if anything. I believe this was a hand-me-down but eitherway I had it late 80's early 90's. I know the details are vague but i'm just hoping someone out there can bring me to peace. Thankyou
posted by 0.0.0 to Writing & Language (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Could it be Where the Wild Things Are?
posted by Bodd at 9:04 AM on June 25, 2008


i think you are talking about "where the wild things are."
posted by MeetMegan at 9:05 AM on June 25, 2008


It wasn't Where the Wild Things Are, was it?
posted by lorrer at 9:08 AM on June 25, 2008


You guys are awesome! :D... i don't know what to say, but THANKYOU!

This is the author for sure and i'm glad this guy is known about! I reconize the cover perfectly now but I believe I had another book done by the same auther. Eitherway i am overjoyed right now and I can't wait to show my sister.

Thanks again guys, and thankyou MetaFilter.. best $5 i've ever spent :)!
posted by 0.0.0 at 9:16 AM on June 25, 2008


Look for "Mickey and the Night Kitchen" also by Sendak, great illustrations of 1940s NYC made out of packages, household items, with Laurel and Hardy too! All of his books are classics of the imagination, beloved by kids and adults.

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posted by hexatron at 10:11 AM on June 25, 2008


You're in luck....It's also coming out as a movie next year. Take a look!
posted by changeling at 10:18 AM on June 25, 2008


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