IRA, or the International Reading Association, is a professional organization dedicated to promoting literacy and reading education. One of the books that IRA recommends for children is ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak.
About the Book
‘Where the Wild Things Are’ is a classic children’s book that tells the story of a young boy named Max who is sent to bed without supper. In his room, he imagines a magical world where he becomes the king of the wild things. However, he eventually realizes that he misses his home and returns to his bedroom, where his supper is waiting for him.
The book has been praised for its imaginative storytelling and beautiful illustrations. It has won numerous awards, including the Caldecott Medal, and has been adapted into a movie and an opera.
Why IRA Recommends It
IRA recommends ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ because it is a great example of a book that encourages children to use their imaginations and explore their emotions. The story shows that it is okay to feel angry or frustrated, but it is important to find healthy ways to express those feelings. It also emphasizes the importance of family and home.
Additionally, the book is written in a way that is accessible to young readers, with simple language and engaging illustrations. It is a great choice for parents and teachers who want to introduce children to the joys of reading.
If you are looking for a great children’s book to read with your child or to use in your classroom, ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ is an excellent choice. It is a classic that has stood the test of time and continues to inspire young readers today.