Agenda: Read-Along DVD Geniusly Improves on ‘Where the Wild Things Are’

While you wait for Spike Jonze to tweak his Wild Things adaptation, pop this genius rereleased animated book in the player. Sendak's story is paired with an off-kilter jazz score by Peter Schickele, who delivers a perfectly pitched narration that’ll both scare and soothe her. (Do watch the bonus interview, in which Sendak I.D.'s the Wild Things voice-overs.) Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen is turned into a swing-era musical adventure, while four other of his short books get a Carole King song treatment. [Where the Wild Things Are; Maurice Sendak; Scholastic Storybook Treasures; Buy]