Unlike most people I have never read this book, at least not that I remember. My 14 year old niece recalls it very fondly. My sister wanted to take the kids and usually she can't drag me along with her, but the previews looked very good so I went. I think my sister and I enjoyed it more than the 6 and 5 year old with us. We saw this at Cielo Vista so for us and a few other people, that's where the wild things were, at least that day.