REVIEW: Very Far Away by Maurice Sendak

Format:  Hardback
Genre:  Children’s Lit
ISBN:   0060297239
Published:  November 2005
Setting:  Home (and very far away)

Rating:  5 of 5 stars

Back of the Book Blurb:

In this story, a young boy with a new baby sibling, must learn to cope with his sudden lack of attention. He goes out searching for ‘very far away’.

My Thoughts:

I loved this book, as I have virtually all Maurice Sendak’s books. This one continues in his typical style…sparsely worded in general, but with great sketched illustrations that enhance the story. It is quite a similar story to Where the Wild Things Are, but in a more conventional setting, and with animals rather than the monster-like wild things. For kids who have issues with monsters and other scary creatures, this book provides the same themes and experiences without the scary elements. I will make this one a part of my permanent library.

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