Friday, May 15, 2009
I've always liked this moment, the first time Max meets a Wild Thing. It's an interesting moment because it's not only the first one, it's the only one that Max seems to be just a little afraid of.
The rest all "roar their terrible roars" and they "roll their yellow eyes" but Max isn't afraid and he tames them.
I hope you'll go back to the book and see; this Wild Thing, this water beast, shows up exactly once and the look on Max's face isn't at all like his look on the next page. He doesn't look afraid, exactly, but, yes a little.
Oh, I don't know. Maurice Sendak is amazing and I love this book.