AMC – Nine Candidates for the Next Where the Wild Things Are

Where The Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are opens today, which I’m pretty excited about. The visuals look exactly right, but…

When I first heard Spike Jonze was adapting Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are as a feature, my reaction was along the lines of Buh-Wha? I mean, the story has nine sentences. Nine. You see, in order to make a successful transition to screen, a picture book has to have sufficient conflict to withstand expansion while still maintaining a sense of wonder. By most reports, Wild Things actually pulled it off. So in honor of its nine-sentence leap, here are nine picture books I would like to see following in its footsteps, er, paw-steps.

Check out my column at AMC – Blogs – SciFi Scanner – Mary Robinette Kowal – Nine Candidates for the Next Where the Wild Things Are.

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