Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life by Maurice Sendak . Maurice Sendak’s books have been, right along, projections of concepts rather than pictorializations of plots, so that it is almost gratuitous to. Discovering ‘Higglety Pigglety Pop!’ as an adult, Malcolm Jones came late to Sendak’s world and never left.

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I was the youngest of the group and don’t recall the poem in details.

Jennie’s Search for “More to Life” in Maurice Sendak’s “Higglety Pigglety Pop!”

Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. But either way, has a life-lesson on how to appreciate life. I would be interested to hear what others have to say about what came to mind while they were reading and after they read this book. One of them had something to do with a ‘licketty, splicketty locket’ and a pocket.

Her “There must be sendao to life than having everything!

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life by Maurice Sendak

I remembered she went on a journey. To change her life, she decided to on an adventure! I love this book dearly and recommend it to anyone going through a mid- or quarter-life crisis.

The context matched the pictures very well, but I felt that there was still something missing from the story. This would be a good children’s book to keep in a classroom because it shows what passing along kindness can do and that you can always find happiness in life.


If there is more to life than having everything, there, is also more to life than having nothing; Jennie’s farewell letter to her old master is written from Castle Yonder. This book is fantastic, and what a relief to find a once-loved book and still love it.

Higglety Pigglety Pop! or There Must Be More to Life

It acts as a catalyst for deeper thought. Jennie is based on Sendak’s own dog, Jennie, and the book was written as her memorial.

The text within the book and its dark and detailed pictures, indicated to me that piggletg was written for the youth, so I would definitely use it with children in the upper elementary school-aged years and early middle school-aged years.

I must have read this book every night before bedtime for years and years of my childhood.

May 22, Sassafras Lowrey rated it liked piggllety. The baby tears up the things in her bag; she almost gets eaten by a lion; she gets lost in the woods; and yet Jennie reaches Castle Yonder, where she, quite contentedly, decides to stay. This is a slightly longer book and has some humor that I noticed my almostyear-old didn’t get. It filled me with such a feeling of wonder, and I remembered that, but I couldn’t remember much else. May 07, Beth rated it it was amazing.

The black and white illustrations are humorous and really help to convey the strange plot of the story. Its comic surface is the tale of Jennie the Sealyham terrier, who packs her black leather bag with the gold buckles and goes out into the world to look for something more than everything. In synopsis, this sounds both more and less ambiguous than it is — you can’t compress the reverberations into a review, and certainly not the ominous mauride it may by-pass some adults because Sendak speaks directly to the elastic imagination of children.


For some reason, I was determined to read more of Mr.

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His illustrations were first published in in a textbook titled Atomics for the Millions by Dr. Here we see Jennie not-so-secretly slurping the yolk out of an egg as she hitches a ride.

She does end up being happy in the end. The text within the book and its dark and detailed pictures, indicated to me that it was w Wow.

I thought it had “yonder” in the title, but when I searched and searched, nothing came up. Be prepared to be astonished, delighted, and maybe a little frightened.

I could not find an y info on this book to scan When I was a kid, my favorite illustration was the one where Baby is about to bite Jennie’s tail. Otherwise, the story comprises elements picked out of European fairytale.

Jenny is a bit spoiled and mauricw of a taker than a giver, which is why it is a good read-together for parent and child.