Dolphin Swimmers Lit. Book #3

Hello Dolphin Swimmers!

This week’s book is Where the Wild Things Are, written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak.
This book won a Caldecott Medal in 1964 for its illustrations (how many years ago is that?).
Maybe you have this book, or have seen the movie, but I think a good book deserves to be read over and over.

I like the way this video includes the text. Try to read along with the words!


Discussion Questions:
1. What kind of costume does Max wear?
2. What would happen if you hammered a nail into the wall of your house?
3. Why is Max sent to his room?
4. If you were sent to bed without supper, how would you feel?
5. How does Max get to the land of the wild things?
6. Why does Max want to go home?


What do the words “rumpus” and “gnashed” mean? Try looking them up in a dictionary.


“I’m Wild” Worksheet:
What do you do when you feel wild? Print out this worksheet and write it down. Or, make your own picture, and add the sentence, “When I feel wild, I…”


“Write to Max” Worksheet:
Pretend that you are king or queen of all wild things where you live. Write Max a letter and invite him to visit you! You can print out this worksheet to use, or just write your own letter.


Magic Trick:
Max uses a magic trick to tame the wild things.
Find instructions for a magic trick, and practice it until you are very good (try practicing in front of a mirror, so you can see what your audience will see). Then amaze your family members with your talent!
This site has a few good examples:


Paper Boat:
Max traveled to the land of the wild things in a boat. Do you remember making paper boats in class during Session 2?
Here is a video with instructions, so you can try it again! Add a mini Max to your boat.


As always, feel free to email me with any questions (

I would also love to see any work created by your kids. You can email me examples, or post a photo on the ODE Facebook page.  Take care!