This book is about a boy named Max who decides to run around his house and break the rules, so he is sent to bed without any dinner. When he gets to his room, he imagines sailing to a island where he finds some monsters called Wild Things. He intimidates the beasts, who in turn make Max their king. He plays with the beasts all the time and do crazy things. After a while, Max starts to feel lonely and misses his home. He decides to leave the Wild Things even though they do not want him to. Upon his return to his room, he finds a hot plate of food waiting for him. I believe I can use this in my classroom to teach the students that even though it is fun to break the rules, you may miss out of other things you really want.
Lexile Measure: AD740L