Mickey, who dreams that he falls out of his bed in the middle of the night and finds himself in a magical place called the night kitchen. In the dream, the bakers . Maurice Sendak - In the Night Kitchen - Download as PDF File .pdf) or read online. sendak. James used to be my friend. But today he is my and John are best friends—or at least they used to be. They shared pretzels, umbrellas, and even.

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In the Night Kitchen is a popular and controversial children's picture book, written and . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. Abstract While Where the Wild Things Are may be Maurice Sendak's most popular book, In the Night Kitchen is arguably the greater work. Though his journey in. It's hard not to be enthusiastic about Maurice Sendak's elastically rhythmic, delightfully rolling and visually lingering In the Night Kitchen.

Another fun thing about the illustrations is looking at all the names on the tin, bottle and jar buildings, where Sendak included references to products in his childhood home pantry. But the main thing about these illustrations is their vibrancy and the powerful imagery they contain.

They are the kind of images that stay with you forever. And as I said at the start of this section, I think the night-time light has a lot to do with why this book draws you in so much.

Maurice Sendak - In the Night Kitchen

You can almost feel the noise in the quiet. And you are part of it while it lasts.

Reading it aloud In the Night Kitchen is one of the best books to read aloud I have ever had the pleasure of coming across. There is something about Sendak's opening lines Where the Wild Things Are and Outside Over There, are two other examples of extraordinary opening sentences about the delightfully free and restrained rhyme and rhythm obtained to a great extent by breaking every convention of rhythm in the book, by stretching sentences over pages and losing you for a second only to come back and take you reassuringly by the hand to the satisfying return to the rhythm broken.

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Ok, I like it: 'Did you ever hear of Mickey, how he heard a racket in the night and shouted 'Quiet down there! In the Night Kitchen also has a rambunctious chanty theme to it.

What's so marvellous about Sendak here is that it's almost as if he gives you the tune with his language and rhythm. We sing it like in the recording. I'm sure other people might sing it slightly differently, but I doubt whether anyone had to think much about how one might sing it.

It flows naturally. Milk in the batter!

Stir it! I'm Mickey the pilot!

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I get milk the Mickey way! My son and all other children I have read it to have all found it great fun and started joining in from the very first reading.

Another favourite part is: 'But right in the middle of the steaming and the making and the smelling and the baking my son always adds "and the eating" and thinks it's hilarious , Mickey poked through And one other thing that adds to the rhythm of the text very interestingly is the little sound effects and secondary exclamations inserted in the illustrations Thump, dump, clump, lump, bump, oh! Yawn, Oh!

I have purposely decided not to go into the ridiculous repeated banning of In the Night Kitchen because I don't really have much to add to Sendak's comment: 'Mickey has a penis. Who would have thought such a thing could happen to a child? Follow along, and add your own recollections or thoughts in comments! Cover Page.

Source: Maurice Sendak There are no bright colors. There are greys, muted reds and greens, and a great deal of brown.

The effect, frankly, is one of uneasiness, perhaps fear. And yet!

What is this city but all the things one might find in a kitchen, alluding to all of the playful childhood imaginations of anthropomorphic household items. I certainly remember wishing I were small enough to see my house as a whole world, being absolutely certain that the vantage point of an ant or toy soldier would be infinitely more interesting.

Page 1 Source: Maurice Sendak As a child, I never noticed the mobile above his head, which foreshadows the plane he flies in later, but I absolutely loved this font, as well as the rhythm, begging to be read aloud by the very spacing of the words. Page 2 Source: Maurice Sendak Definitely one of my favorite pages.

And being awesomely buck naked. Page 3 Source: Maurice Sendak I mean, just look at that face. He is so comfortable, so content.

And that batter always looked so soft and inviting. And always that moon, illuminating and watching, promising the reader that the connection to the real world remains intact, since it is the same moon we saw earlier, but simultaneously introducing a whole new world, the world of the Night Kitchen.

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Page 4 Source: Maurice Sendak And here comes the chefs. They always looked so cheerful and friendly to me, although Maurice Sendak has claimed that they and their moustaches were intended to represent Hitler.

I realize now that the image of being baked into a cake by chefs so oblivious or uncaring as to not notice your presence could be the stuff of nightmares. To me as a child, though, there was nothing frightening at all. Instead, there a sense in which these were simply the chefs going about their nightly work.Triumphant One happy sleepy boy Sendak included many many homages and tributes in In the Night Kitchen, some big some small, some evident and others less, some entirely private and others more public.

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Retrieved from " https: Critics object to Mickey's nudity which depicts not only his buttocks , but also his genitals. In the Night Kitchen is a popular and controversial children's picture book , written and illustrated by Maurice Sendak , and first published in