Where The Wild Things Are: An IMAX Giveaway

As a parent, I truly enjoy sharing my favorite childhood books with my own children. There is something awe-inspiring about watching my kiddos, as they experience the stories that I love, for the first time. It brings back such memories.

I remember the first night I introduced my oldest to Where The Wild Things Are. She sat cuddled in my lap, immersed in the story of Max and the Wild Things. Of course she loved the book and asks me to read it to her often.

WILD-IMAX ONESHEET-loWhen she saw the trailer for Where The Wild Things Are, she was ecstatic and we are looking forward to watching it together on the big screen. Hopefully we will be able to make it to a showing at the nearby IMAX.

Where the Wild Things Are has been digitally re-mastered into the unparalleled image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® through proprietary IMAX DMR® technology.

With crystal clear images, laser-aligned digital sound and maximized field of view, IMAX provides the world’s most immersive movie experience.

Where The Wild Things Are: The IMAX Experience
opens on October 16th. We would love for your family to have the opportunity to enjoy the magic and wonder of Where The Wild Things Are, and we have the PERFECT giveaway to help you to do just that.

We have a “Royal” IMAX Prize Pack to award to one lucky reader.
Package includes:

  • 1 copy of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • 1 adult Where the Wild Things Are t-shirt
  • 1 youth Where the Wild Things Are t-shirt
  • 1 Where the Wild Things Are poster
  • A family 4-pack of IMAX tickets

To enter, please leave a comment below. Share with us some of your favorite childhood books.

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This giveaway is open until Sunday, October 18th. We will announce our winner on Monday, October 19th. Yep, this is a quick giveaway, so be sure to enter right away, and spread the word to your friends.

This giveaway is sponsored by IMAX. We received a nominal fee to cover the costs of administering the giveaway.


  1. says

    Oh boy, I haven’t read this book in years and I was so excited to see it was made into a movie. My favorite childhood books were the little golden books, the ones with the gold spine.

  2. says

    OMG – i just threw my 2 year old son a “Where the Wild Things Are” Birthday Party. It was great – he loves the book and I loved creating all of the characters for decorations for the party. Check out my photos at http://www.funjunx.com. Love the giveaway!

  3. says

    One of my favorite books to read when I was a child was the Ann of Avonlea series. I can hear her now….”That’s Ann without an e”. Classic!

  4. says

    Always loved this book and both my kids love it as well (along with Goodnight Moon, Goodnight Gorilla, anything Dr. Seuss and my daughter’s fave: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.) Looking forward to the movie.

  5. says

    We had a book and I cannot remember the name but it was filled with ghost and other stories ,we all read that huge book over and over! Being the youngest of 5 The cover was gone and I don’t know the name. One of the stories was “Janes Yellow Ribbon”

  6. says

    Where the Wild Things Are IS my favorite kids’ book. I read it tons of times to my boys. In fact, I just confessed to them the other night that the reason we borrowed from the library so often when they were little is that I wanted to read it to ME! :)

  7. says

    I’d love to take my three year old to see this one – he loves the book. Hmmm my favorite childhood books… I love the Bearenstein books – always a classic that he also enjoys now.

  8. Elizabeth says

    this was the first book i bought for our first child when i was still pregnant with him… my all time very favorite. i would love to take him to see this movie now that he’s 11!

  9. says

    Both of my boys LOVE WTWTA! We can’t wait to see the movie! I loved Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Alice in Wonderland (can’t wait for that movie too!), too many to list!

  10. says

    I love Where the Wild Things Are!! It was my lil brother’s favorite book, so when he was about to become a first time daddy at the beginning of this year, I bought him a copy of the book to read to his new son.

    Some of my favorites were But No Elephants (I can’t remember the author), and the Busy Town books. Of course, as I got older, I liked Judy Blume books and the Babysitters Club series!!

  11. Kim says

    As a child I remember liking Alexander and the Horrible Terrible no Good Very Bad day. I also remember we had a book w/ a collection of stories in it. We had the book for a really long time, I wish I could remember it to track it down for my girls.

  12. says

    I love this book! But can’t read it to my 3 year just yet…My favorite book as a kid that I remember is The Velveteen Rabbit. But my boys just aren’t into it!! LOL!! Oh well…

  13. Mary says

    I have “Where the Wild Things Are” forever!
    It was read to me as a junior in a college children’s literature class…and that made me love it more. With four children, ages 11 and under, and one income, this would be a fantastic experience!

  14. Bonnie W says

    My family would love to see this. My favorite books as a child were by Judy Blume and also The Little House on the Prairie series.

  15. says

    Where the Wild Things Are is one of my favorites and I am planning a “Date day” with my 2 year old soon after its release! So excited!! :)

    One of my fav books as a kid was “There are rocks in my socks” – I just found a copy on ebay and bought it for my boys :)

  16. Nancy S. says

    This was a favorite book of mine as a kid, I’ve still got the book around here somewhere. My kids read it all the time. I’m so excited for this movie!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. says

    My daughter was so excited to see the preview for this movie too!

    We also love reading Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and Pickles To Pittsburg to our daughter. And she also loves making up her own version of the story while flipping through the pages.

  18. says

    I would love to win this. My son is almost 3 and walks around saying “and they knashed their terrible teeth, and showed their terible claws- all while growling! My other favorite book is Love you Forever and God Gave us You!

  19. Angela Bailey says

    When my son was really little he loved the book I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt, as well as all the Dr. Seuss books. As he is a little older he really enjoyed The Tale of Despereaux last year when his entire class read it and then saw the movie.

  20. judy brittle says

    This looks really wonderful! My favorite book as a child was the adorable Little Golden Book The Poky Little Puppy. I just loved that story. Thank you so much!

  21. says

    I actually have never heard of this book. My daughter would love it!

    Our favorites are Series of Unfortunate Events and the Cheetah Girls (I know but at least she’s reading!). When I was a child, I loved the Nancy Drew books.

  22. Jennifer C says

    I loved so many books as a kid, but one of my faves was “How Fletcher was Hatched”, the story of a dog that hatches up a cracked plan to regain the attention of his little girl.

  23. says

    Two of my favorite books involved a great story and beautiful phototography:
    Lona–A Fairy Tale, a story about a princess who gets shrunk by an evil wizard and has to make her way through the kingdom to find her prince and her freedom.
    Tico-Tico, a story about a squirrel who wants to make friends with a cat
    I still have both books.

  24. Dezi Allen says

    This actually was one of my favorites and my sons love it too! I also like Each Peach Pear Plum and all the Little Critter.

  25. says

    Where The Wild Things Are is a favorite in my house too and we are really looking forward to seeing the movie. Lately, we also like the Skippyjon Jones books. They are a hoot.

  26. Jama Netherton says

    Where the Wild Things Are and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day…two all-time favorites!!!

  27. Micah says

    Are You My Mother is my niece’s favorite book. Can’t blame her since the lead is so curiously innocent. My personal favorite is probably the Very Hungry Caterpillar because as a kid, it was always neat seeing the transformation progress of things into something better…also, there was alot of delicious looking food.

  28. Linda Kish says

    Where the Wild Things Are is one of the ones my son loved. I loved the golden books.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  29. Alisa says

    Oh, so many books to choose from! I have always loved to read and I hope I’m passing that on to my kids! I love Little House on the Prairie, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Boxcar Children, Anne of Green Gables… I guess those are a little bit older but those are the ones I loved! Also, The Giant Jam Sandwich, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and all Christmas Stories!

  30. says

    Kids books we love: Llama, llama Red Pajama, My Lucky Day, a book that has a bunch of nursery rhymes in it (not sure of the name)

    Books I loved as a kid: Sweet Pickles, Silver Spurs: Santa’s Smallest, Brightest Elf

  31. says

    I could go on for hours about my favorite children’s books! I actually collect them! Where the Wild Things are has always been a favorite, along with The Polar Express, Make Way for Ducklings, and Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad DAY!

  32. Steph says

    Some of my favorites were: Little Black Pony, Cowboy Andy, Ten Apples Up On Top, Bears In The Night and Little Black Goes To The Circus. I was lucky enough to be able to pass my copies of them on to my 2 young kids and they love them.

  33. Renee C says

    Great giveaway! Some of my favorite childhood books were The Story About Ping, Green Eggs and Ham, and the Berenstain Bears series.

  34. Maggie says

    I loved Dr. Seuss books now for my children I love Grouchy Lady Bug and The Hungry Catepillar, Frog and Toad, If you Give a Mouse a Cookie, we love books!
    Great giveaway thanks!

  35. Jennifer Hamitlon says

    My favorite childhood books were the Little House on the Prairie and of course The Babysitter’s Club lol

  36. bianca peponis says

    my favorite childhood books are the dr seuss books.. they are still awesome to me.. it’s the rymes…

  37. nicole says

    One of my all time favorite children’s book is “Caps for Sale.” I used to have the stuffed monkey character with the different types of caps on his head. I wish I had kept it for my Kindergarten classroom.

  38. Michelle Draveski says

    this one of my three favorite books as a child
    the other two were
    rikki tikki tavi and the giving tree

  39. Carla Spence says

    When I was a kid, I loved the Shel Silverstein poem books (Where the Sidewalk ends is was my favorite!) Ok, I’ll admit it, I still love them!

  40. Dana says

    My kids are 3 and 6 and they LOVE the Walter the Farting Dog Series by William Kotzwinkle. The first time I read it I was in tears laughing!

  41. djmendes says

    When I was little I had a book called Timmy Mouse (don’t know the author). I’ve looked for it on-line and at used book stores but I haven’t been able to find it. Wish I could find the book to share with my kids.

  42. Leann S says

    My favorite book as a child was Jellybeans for Breakfast. I teach preschool and my classes current favorites are Pinkalicious and Superhero ABC.

  43. Dwyane says

    I really enjoyed “The Hobbit” and the rest of the series. Actually enjoyed a few Judy Blume books. Also “A Summer To Die”. And also that book with the rabbits…Can’t remember title. LOL.

  44. Siobhan says

    One of my favourite books from my childhood is Sand Cake by Frank Asch. There’s an animated version of the story on his website: http://www.frankasch.com/sandcake.swf. It’s about a father and son using their imaginations at the beach. I also really love That Scatterbrain Booky by Bernice Thurman Hunter. It’s a children’s novel about a girl growing up in Toronto during the Great Depression. I read it and the other Booky novels many times and was very excited when I heard that the author was visiting my local library. She did a slideshow about her life and the inspirations for her books and I’ll never forget that day.

  45. Karen E says

    This was one of my favorites as a child and made sure to read it to my girls as often as I could. Some of my favorite reads as I got older were Ramona Quimby as well as The Boxcar Children.

  46. Stephanie says

    I loved the rainbow fish, but I have a almost 4 yr old son who loves the book where the wild things are. we read it every night then when I finish he reads it to me in his own words. I promised I would take him but havent even paid rent, it would be awesome to win, but I wont let him down I will take him. Now the rainbow fish hes not very fond of.

  47. wendy wallach says

    here the Wild Things Are has been my favorite childrens book for as long as I can remember! I can’t wait to see the movie!

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  48. Debra F says

    I remember Where the Wild Things Are from my childhood! It isn’t a favorite for my kids though….I wonder what they will think of the movie. I was also a big Dr. Seuss fan growing up. STill am.

  49. Wendy says

    I can still remember my mom sitting on my bed next to me reading my favorite bed time story, Goldilock’s and the Three Bears. Mom always added so much drama to her reading that she could make any story a favorite. (I miss being a kid!)

  50. says

    This is an awesome Giveaway.
    Some of my childhood books.
    That is really easy. I still have them.
    (1) The Bobbsey Twins
    (2) The Bobbsey Twins in the Country
    (3) Five Little Peppers
    (4) Eight Cousins
    (5) Beautiful Joe
    (6) Hans Brinker
    (7) The Little House series (original set)
    (8) Heidi
    (9) Lassie
    (10)Circus Boy

  51. Theresa Shafer says

    Anne of Green Gables
    Winnie the Pooh
    Family Classics Series of books
    Journey to the Center of the Earth
    Alice in Wonderland
    The Once and Future King

  52. Katharine D says

    This was one of my all time favorites growing up. Love to read it with my boys. Also loved Harold and the Purple Crayon, Blueberries for Sal, and Make Way for Ducklings – all favorites with my boys as well

  53. Crystal F says

    Both my girls loved Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You? when they were smaller. Now they like all kinds. They just get whatever they think looks good from the school library. thank you!

  54. Kerrie Mayans says

    We love the books that feature the birds from the “Are you my mother?” books. Right now my son loves “The Best Nest” and “Flap your Wings”

  55. sito says

    I love this book and can only hope the film does it justice. Thanks for the chance to win this terrific prize package.

  56. Elaine R says

    I remember reading Where The Wild Things Are as a child,my head was always in a book. I also remember reading all of the Nancy Drew mystery books.

  57. Diane R. says

    I loved all the classics I could get my hands on.

    Black Beauty
    Robinson Crusoe
    Swiss Family Robinson
    The Little Princess
    The Wizard of Oz
    Alice in Wonderland
    Wind in the Willows

  58. Christina Sparks says

    I enjoyed this book and so does my daughter.
    I also enjoyed The Fire Cat, The Berenstein Bear books, Garfield comic books :- ), The Monster at the end of this book, was one of my all time favorites.

  59. scarlette says

    my mom used to read to us all the time! Everyday at naptime and bedtime and throughout the day! We had a lot of golden books and ones borrowed from the library! I credit her for my love of books and reading

  60. Shelbie Johnston says

    I used to read this book to my son when he was small, he loved this book. I’d love to be able to read it to my Grandson too :)

  61. Angela Brittain says

    I loved reading Dr Seuss and all of the Little Golden Books. As I got older I moved on to the Sweet Valley High and Baby Sitters Club.

  62. Kristin Wilkinson says

    My favorite books as a child were Flat Stanley and Harriet the Spy. I was also a big fan of the Trixie Belden series as well as Alfred Hitchcock’s Three Investigators (I think!) and Encyclopedia Brown.

  63. michele anne says

    I know this problably sounds odd but my faborite book as a child was “the Old Woma Who Swallowed A “. I think it was the rhyming that got me. Maybe that’s why I wriet now.

  64. Linda Russell says

    I would love to win this for my daughter and grandson – this is his favorite book currently. Thanks for offering this great prize package.

  65. Paula H says

    Some of my favorite books were Suzy Squirrel, Amelia Bedilia series, Curious George books, Henry and Ribsy, Ralph the Mouse, the Little House on the Praire series, Nancy Drew series and more. I was and still am a big reader. I would read my books over and over again.

  66. Pamela S says

    This was my son’s favorite book. I always like “Mama, Do You Love Me?” Beautiful illustrations, a story of unconditional love, and introduces children to facts about Alaskan Eskimos. Thanks.

  67. Angel S. says

    I love when they put out movies the whole family can enjoy. This one looks like a good one! Thanks for the chance!

  68. Cassandra says

    I loved the Amelia Bedelia books and Beverly Cleary’s Ramona Quimby books and of course Judy Blume’s books–Superfudge, Freckle Juice, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great, The Pain and The Great One, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing–and yes I remember all of those titles and more.

  69. Roxann says

    I loved Mother Goose books when I was little. I started reading at age 4 so I loved just about any book I could get my hands on. I still love to read.

  70. Justine says

    Some of my fave childhood books were:
    Harold And The Purple Crayon
    Horton Hears A Who
    Horton Hatches An Egg
    The Cat In The Hat

    And of course

    Where The Wild Things Are!!!

  71. Gina says

    Where the Wild Things Are has always been one of my favorite childrens books, and I also love Goodnight Moon, and Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs.

  72. Keith Dotson says

    I love “Where the Wild things Are” I hope to take my kids to the movie soon. All of our favorite books are already on this list. In my daughters bookshelf are Dr Seuss, Curious George, The Five Chinese Brothers, No more monkeys jumping on the Bed, and lots of Disney Princess books.

  73. Kimberly Murat says

    When I was little my favorite books were “The Little Rabbit Who Wanted Red Wings” and “Morgan Morning.” I still have both the original books and I read them to my son.

  74. Cristina Driver says

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway contest! Some of my childhood books include the Any and Bee series, no longer in publication, Amelia Bedelia books, and Richard Scarry books. As i got older Nancy Drew Case Files and Bells on Their Toes. I also loved the Babysitters Club series. I now share my passion for reading with my 6th graders :)

  75. Laura says

    I’m lucky that my parents kept some of our old favorites- so I get to share them with my little ones! I’m really interested in seeing what they do with the Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs movie as that was one of my very favorites.

  76. kerri r says

    I really enjoy reading the dr suess books to the girls and also books by david shannon they love the no david series

  77. says

    My favorite books were Sesame Street’s Grover called “Is there a Monster at the end of this book?!” and the “Amelia Bedalia” Collection!!


  78. Micki says

    My family and I just saw this movie. It was phenomenal! My favorite series as a child was “The Littles”. It was so much fun to read about this tiny family that all had tails!

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