In the Night Kitchen
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.
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IN THE NIGHT KITCHENUser Review - Kirkus
This is Maurice Sendak's comic strip apotheosis of the Thirties/ dusky dream of sensual bliss/ bim bam boom bombshell of a child-echoing picture book. Sometimes Mickey's toss and turn from bed into ... Read full review
In The Night KitchenUser Review - boxerluvver - Overstock.com
My son absolutely loved this book when he was young. His copy is very well worn so I bought a new copy for my 3 grandboys and they also love it. The illustrations are incredible and it is a fun story. Read full review
Children's Literature as Communication: The ChiLPA Project
Roger D. Sell
Limited preview - 2002