Where the Wild Things Are is a classic children's book by Maurice Sendak published in 1963. It tells the story of a boy named Max who shares extraordinary adventures with a group of creatures.
Since its publication, the book and author have been littered with a number of awards, adapted as a test animation project by John Lasseter, a 1983 opera by Oliver Knussen, and has been referenced in pop culture numerous times.
- Imagery from the book is used as a backdrop for later versions of Jim Henson's film The Organized Mind.
- Bob reads the book to a group of kids in the first Sesame Street test show (however, it was omitted from its release on Old School: Volume 2).
- The book appears in Sarah's room as seen in Labyrinth.