In the Night Kitchen (Paperback)

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By Maurice Sendak, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)
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IN THE NIGHT KITCHEN is my all-time favorite title by the late, great Maurice Sendak. And now I'm happy to say it's my son's favorite too! This whimsical dream tale is an incredibly fun bedtime story to share with your little one and is full of Sendak's beautiful, endearing illustrations. It's also a companion piece in the three-book cycle, including WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE and OUTSIDE OVER THERE. A classic!

— Keaton


From the acclaimed author-artist Maurice Sendak comes a Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a fantastical dream world. This comic fantasy will delight readers of all ages with playful illustrations and an imaginative world only Sendak could create.

In the Night Kitchen is the classic story of Mickey's adventures in the bakers’ kitchen as they prepare our morning cake. "Milk in the batter! Milk in the batter! We bake cake and nothing’s the matter!" the bakers sing.

The bakers in the night kitchen need more milk for their batter, but then Mickey falls into the cake! They decide to put him in the oven anyway, but Mickey has different plans. He escapes in a plane made of bread dough and helps the bakers find the milk at last.

"A celebration of the primal, sensory world of childhood and an affirmation of its imaginative potency," proclaimed Children's Books and Their Creators.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780064434362
ISBN-10: 0064434362
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: January 18th, 1996
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Caldecott Collection