Former First Lady Michelle Obama narrates this fresh production of Maurice Sendak's classic story. Young Max, having been exiled to his room for behaving like a wild thing, sails away to become the king of all wild things. After leading his subjects in a Wild Rumpus, he decides to return home to his supper and someone who loves him best of all. Mrs. Obama's performance is straightforward and engaging. She enthusiastically roars the terrible roars of the wild things, and her Max is commanding in the way an imaginative young child can be. The simplicity of the production shines a spotlight on the joys of hearing a story like a child tucked under a quilt or a group in a story-time circle. N.M. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2023]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2023
DD ISBN 9780063356191 $2.99
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