Art, Illustrations

More Monsters, Wild Thing Monsters!

 Artist:Matthew Armstrong
Artist:Matthew Armstrong

Wild Thing I thing I think I love you!  “Oh, please don’t go—we’ll eat you up—we love you so!”

I can’t imagine there are many people who haven’t read this book.  When I read it I was Max and I felt sad and cranky to be in the room by myself, and before you know it my room had trees in it!  Then the freedom I felt when I was transported onto a little boat on a never-ending sea was exhilarating.  To see those Wild Things for the first time…I can’t lie…I was scared, but you can’t judge a book by its cover.  We became friends.  I was crowned the king of all the Wild Things, but really missed my Mum.  I would miss my subjects but as a kid, that was loved so much, I didn’t want my Mum to worry, and I could do with some supper.

I always used to wonder…Did Max ever go back for a visit?  Apparently I still wonder about it.  And so is the power of Where The Wild Things Are.

Head on over to fantastic site with a heap of fan art in tribute to the greatest book ever.  I have 2 copies of Where The Wild Things Are (one hard cover and one not) I got them both for Christmas one year from my family.  After many years of complaining, to them, about not owning a copy of the book, I received 2 for Christmas.

The picture above is by Matthew Armstrong and I have put a link to his deviant art page.  Go and have a look.  Lots of different stuff to browse through.  It’s really worth the trip.



I haven’t watched the movie, even though I was really looking forward to it.  When it came around, I kinda didn’t wanna anymore.  I don’t want it to ruin the book for me.  Maybe one day.

Ruby “Wild Rumpus” Canoe.

2 thoughts on “More Monsters, Wild Thing Monsters!”

  1. It’s the classic of classics! Thanks for pointing out this fan art, it looks great. I saw the film at the cinema and I loved it… I’d recommend it but only if you have plenty of time and space because it’s one of those contemplative, moody types. Quite different from the book.

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