Where the Wild Things Are is one of those truly rare books that can be enjoyed equally by a child and a grown-up. The adventure that has inspired generations of children to let out their inner monsters, showing how imagination allows for an escape from life's doldrums. It's also a moving testament to family love. Sendak's color illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder. This Sendak classic is more fun than you've ever had in a wolf suit, and it manages to reaffirm the notion that there's no place like home.