This book is about a little boy who misbehaves by acting like a "wild thing." The parents get fed up by his bad behavior that they send him to his bedroom without supper. He was upset about this. So he traveled to another place by sea. This place is where the Wild Things live. He rules over them because he was the wildest of them all. He later travels back home to eat supper. He seems to realize that being a "wild thing" was not all it was cut out to be. This book could be used in the classroom to teach about bad behavior. The lexile level is AD740L so children around the 1st or 2nd grade could read it.