While you wait for Spike Jonze’s Wild Things adaptation, pop this rereleased animated book in the player. It pairs Sendak’s story with an off-kilter jazz score by Peter Schickele, who delivers a narration so perfectly pitched, it’ll scare and soothe her one minute to the next. (And watch the bonus interview, in which Sendak I.D.’s the Wild Things as his aunts and uncles.) Schickele also turns Sendak’s In the Night Kitchen//ital/ into a musical adventure — think swing era — and four short Sendak books get the Carole King song treatment.
Where the Wild Things Are … And 5 More Stories by Maurice Sendak
Scholastic Storybook Treasures
Out Aug. 26