Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak is a children's picture book originally published by Harper & Row. The book is about the imaginary adventures of a young boy named Max, who is punished for making mischief by being sent to his room without supper. Max wears a distinctive wolf suit during his adventures and encounters various mythical creatures, the wild things. Although just 10 sentences long, the book is generally regarded as a classic of American illustrated children's literature. Where the Wild Things Are is also a 2009 movie based on the book and directed by Spike Jonze.