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In the Night Kitchen is a popular and controversial children's picture book, written and . Print/export. Create a book · Download as PDF · Printable version. Abstract While Where the Wild Things Are may be Maurice Sendak's most popular book, In the Night Kitchen is arguably the greater work. Though his journey in. It's hard not to be enthusiastic about Maurice Sendak's elastically rhythmic, delightfully rolling and visually lingering In the Night Kitchen.
I didn't find that advert in particular, but here are the chubby chaps themselves in another piece: And they are also a bit Hitlerian with their moustaches and their ovens. Another fun thing about the illustrations is looking at all the names on the tin, bottle and jar buildings, where Sendak included references to products in his childhood home pantry.
But the main thing about these illustrations is their vibrancy and the powerful imagery they contain. They are the kind of images that stay with you forever.
And as I said at the start of this section, I think the night-time light has a lot to do with why this book draws you in so much. You can almost feel the noise in the quiet. And you are part of it while it lasts.
Reading it aloud In the Night Kitchen is one of the best books to read aloud I have ever had the pleasure of coming across. There is something about Sendak's opening lines Where the Wild Things Are and Outside Over There, are two other examples of extraordinary opening sentences about the delightfully free and restrained rhyme and rhythm obtained to a great extent by breaking every convention of rhythm in the book, by stretching sentences over pages and losing you for a second only to come back and take you reassuringly by the hand to the satisfying return to the rhythm broken.
Ok, I like it: 'Did you ever hear of Mickey, how he heard a racket in the night and shouted 'Quiet down there! In the Night Kitchen also has a rambunctious chanty theme to it. What's so marvellous about Sendak here is that it's almost as if he gives you the tune with his language and rhythm.
We sing it like in the recording. I'm sure other people might sing it slightly differently, but I doubt whether anyone had to think much about how one might sing it.
It flows naturally. Milk in the batter! With dawn breaking, the naked Mickey crows like a rooster and slides down the side of the bottle, back into his bed, where he is magically clothed again, "cake free and dried". When Mickey who looks to be about three years old enters the Night Kitchen, he loses his pajamas and is fully naked in some parts of the story.
Critics object to Mickey's nudity which depicts not only his buttocks , but also his genitals. Some also interpret sexual innuendo in the events, with the nudity , free-flowing milky fluids, and a giant allegedly phallic milk bottle. The inclusion of child nudity has been frequently raised as morally problematic; consequently, this book remains on lists of books either challenged or banned. The book has been ranked 25th place on the " Most Frequently Challenged Books of " list compiled by the American Library Association.
Sendak's illustrations here are rather different in style from Where the Wild Things Are , his best known book, which makes much use of cross hatching not found here. However, Sendak continues to utilize specific color tones and drawing a dream environment around a young child.
Sendak's unique style captures the spirit and feeling of a dream, as Mickey floats, flies and dances from one panel to the next. The book may be defined as a comic story , at least if one uses the definition of comics proposed in Scott McCloud 's acclaimed Understanding Comics — the storytelling is mainly pictorial albeit clarified by captions and the images mainly sequential , and speech balloons are used throughout the entire book.
In fact, the imagery is very similar to Winsor McCay 's Sunday comic strip series Little Nemo from the early 20th century. Maurice Sendak has cited these comics as influential in his work, and on page five of Night Kitchen , one of the ingredients shown has a subtitle saying "Chicken Little, Nemo, mass", a nod to this influence.
In an interview on NPR 's Fresh Air , Sendak said that his depiction of the cooks in In the Night Kitchen with their Hitler -esque mustaches and the fact that they tried to cook the boy in their ovens were references to the Holocaust , a subject high in his thoughts, especially due to his Jewish heritage. Sendak also said the story dealt with the things that happen after a child goes to bed. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The effect, frankly, is one of uneasiness, perhaps fear. And yet! What is this city but all the things one might find in a kitchen, alluding to all of the playful childhood imaginations of anthropomorphic household items. I certainly remember wishing I were small enough to see my house as a whole world, being absolutely certain that the vantage point of an ant or toy soldier would be infinitely more interesting.
Page 1 Source: Maurice Sendak As a child, I never noticed the mobile above his head, which foreshadows the plane he flies in later, but I absolutely loved this font, as well as the rhythm, begging to be read aloud by the very spacing of the words.
Page 2 Source: Maurice Sendak Definitely one of my favorite pages. And being awesomely buck naked. Page 3 Source: Maurice Sendak I mean, just look at that face. He is so comfortable, so content.
And that batter always looked so soft and inviting. And always that moon, illuminating and watching, promising the reader that the connection to the real world remains intact, since it is the same moon we saw earlier, but simultaneously introducing a whole new world, the world of the Night Kitchen.
Page 4 Source: Maurice Sendak And here comes the chefs. They always looked so cheerful and friendly to me, although Maurice Sendak has claimed that they and their moustaches were intended to represent Hitler.