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Fantasy - The Wild Things



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A Short Reader

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 3 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   3.57

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    fantasize, sun-kissed, fantasy, ever, someplace, moment, have, adventure, mind, barks, true, beach, happen, life, without, anyway
     content words:    Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak


Fantasy - The Wild Things
By Mary Perrin
  

1     Have you ever wished you could be someone else or someplace else? You may wish you were on a sun-kissed beach when you are really cold. You may wish you were three feet taller when you play basketball with your friends. Think for a moment what it would be like if you were a "wild thing." What would you look like? How would you act? Where would you live? Why would you be called a "wild thing" anyway?
 
2     If you've ever read the story book Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak, you would have an idea of what one little boy, Max, thought it would be like. In the book, Max chased his dog with a fork at dinner time one evening. His mother told him to stop and called him a "wild thing." Max was then sent to his bedroom without any dinner. Max was not too happy. He began to fantasize, or imagine, what being a wild thing would really be like. Max felt that if he was going to be a "wild thing," then he wanted to be the best "wild thing" of them .....
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