Where the Wild Things Are. Love this book. And I've never had a class that didn't love it too. It's scary - but not too scary. The language challenges - but it doesn't go over the heads of the audience. The illustrations are amazing. And so . . . year after year, I share this with my littles.
Then I pull out construction paper, markers, stickers, glue, and scissors and we get to work making monster hats. This hat is pretty cool because you wear it on the back of your head and it doesn't block your face or your vision. Seventeen littles in backwards masks make a pretty awesome parade . . . um, or should I say "wild rumpus"!