This is the story of Max, who gets sent to his room without supper. In his room, trees start to grow, and he sails off to the place where the wild things are. Max becomes king of the wild things, where he and the wild things play all night. Eventually Max decides he wants to go home. Max leaves the wild things and returns back to his room where he can smell supper cooking.
This is another book that would be a great start for creative writing. Students could write about what they would do if they were king or queen of the wild things. Students could accompany their writing with a drawing of their own forest filled with wild things.
Lexile Level AD740L