Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Let The Wild Rumpus Start!

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak was the 1964 Caldecott Medal Winner for the Most Distinguished Picture Book of the Year. In 2009, it remains a top five favorite in Miss E's libary. For those of you unfamiliar with this classic tale, Where the Wild Things Are tells the story of Max, a mischievous boy in a wolf suit, whose imagination allows him to escape his home and travel to the land of the "wild things."

On October 16, director Spike Jonze will bring the beloved tale of Max to the big screen. It is rated PG, so Miss E will have to wait a little bit. I am sure the film will inspire birthday themes and gifts in the coming months, and Kobold Toys is delighted to offer four Where the Wild Things Are puzzles from Mudpuppy. Kobold Toys and Miss E are devoted fans of Mudpuppy puzzles because of their quality and the creativity of the artwork. These new themed puzzles do not disappoint! Alone they are fun gifts for the "wild things" fan or paired with the book a lovely gift for a birthday or the holidays.

Where the Wild Things Are Floor Puzzle. The floor puzzle features the image of Max as king of all wild things. The puzzle measures 2 x 3 feet and include 24 jumbo pieces.

Where the Wild Things Are 2-in-1 Puzzle. Learn the opposite concepts of "Asleep" and "Awake" while putting together two of Maurice Sendak's illustrations. Max cavorts with his wild friends in one illustration, and a Wild Thing sleeps as Max sails home to his own bedroom. The puzzle has received the Parent's Choice Award, Dr. Toy 100 Best Children's Products and Creative Child Seal of Excellence.

Where the Wild Things Are Block Puzzle. Turn the blocks to form six different scenes from Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are classic book.

Where the Wild Things Are First Puzzles. Little ones love Max and his Wild Things friends and they will love the four puzzles packed in the usual colorful box with a an easy to tote handle.

If you do have a wild thing lover, while I was searching for information on the movie I came across this incredible cake inspired by the character Moishe. It would be fun to recreate cupcakes for Miss E's class with the wild thing characters on October 16. Of course that would require a the bakery fairy to visit me and bless me with some kitchen talent.... I can dream! For now I will stick to puzzles and books, and hosting our own wild rumpus time at home.

Have fun learning or Max and a wild thing may EAT YOU UP!

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