With the same lively, creative illustrations as the original book, the te reo Maori version retains the simplicity and imagination of Maurice Sendak's story, capturing Max's feisty character, the magic of the adventure and 'wild rumpus', and the pleasure of things returning to normal.
Maurice Sendak is the well-known author and illustrator of a host of children's books. Beginning as an artist, he illustrated more than eighty books authored by others, and he went on to produce more than fifty books of his own. He also produced animated stories for television and video, adapted Where the Wild Things Are for stage and designed sets for opera and ballet. He won many awards for his work, including the Hans Christian Andersen award for children's book illustration, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for children's literature, and the Caldecott Medal for Where the Wild Things Are.