SENDAK, Maurice. Where the Wild Things Are. [NY]: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1963. Oblong 8vo, 48pp. Gray quarter-cloth with full-color pictorial boards. Full-color pictorial endpapers; full-color illustrations throughout. Slight rubbing to board edges, minute sunning to boards, else a remarkably bright, clean copy, in publisher's original, second state full-color pictorial d.w. (bearing the Caldecott Medal on the cover, and bearing reviews on the front flap and mention of the book receiving the Caldecott Medal on the rear flap, not price-clipped, sunning and light spotting across front and rear panels). Signed by the author, Maurice Sendak, with a drawing of a wild thing.
First Edition, in second state dust jacket. 1964 Caldecott Medal Winner. When Max is sent to bed without supper, he leaves home and journeys to where the Wild Things are. There, he tames the Wild Things and becomes their king, declaring, "Let the Wild Rumpus start!" But finally, Max chooses to go home where someone loves him "best of all." This masterpiece earned Sendak the 1964 Caldecott Medal and is as fresh and exciting today as when it was first published nearly 40 years ago! A book no child should grow up without. A beautiful, first edition copy in the second state jacket, signed by Maurice Sendak with a drawing of a wild thing.