In the Night Kitchen

A Caldecott Honor Award Winner

by Maurice Sendak

On Sale: 01/10/2023

In the Night Kitchen

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In the Night Kitchen

A Caldecott Honor Award Winner

by Maurice Sendak

illustrated by Maurice Sendak

On Sale: 01/10/2023


Library of Congress Children’s Books

Caldecott Honor Book

New York Times Best Illustrated Book

New York Times Outstanding Book

ALA Notable Children’s Book

School Library Journal Best Book

About the Book

From the acclaimed author-artist Maurice Sendak comes a Caldecott Honor-winning tale of a fantastical dream world. This comic fantasy will delight readers of all ages with playful illustrations and an imaginative world only Sendak could create.

In the Night Kitchen is the classic story of Mickey's adventures in the bakers’ kitchen as they prepare our morning cake. "Milk in the batter! Milk in the batter! We bake cake and nothing’s the matter!" the bakers sing.

The bakers in the night kitchen need more milk for their batter, but then Mickey falls into the cake! They decide to put him in the oven anyway, but Mickey has different plans. He escapes in a plane made of bread dough and helps the bakers find the milk at last.

"A celebration of the primal, sensory world of childhood and an affirmation of its imaginative potency," proclaimed Children's Books and Their Creators.

Critical Praise

"The story of Mickey's nighttime adventure in the bakers' kitchen is a highly original dream fantasy [with] deliciously playful illustrations [and a] chantable, easily remembered text. Pure delight for young children." — Booklist

"Mickey is pure joy. . . or as the cooks chorus MILK IN THE BATTER! MILK IN THE BATTER! WE BAKE CAKE! AND NOTHING'S THE MATTER! (Can it go without saying that the pictures are superb.)" — Kirkus Reviews

"Marvelous." — Common Sense Media


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060266684
  • ISBN 10: 0060266686
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 01/10/2023
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:23.95 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Transportation / General
  • BISAC4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Poetry (see also Stories in Verse)
  • BISAC5 : JUVENILE FICTION / Stories in Verse (see also Poetry)
  • BISAC6 : JUVENILE FICTION / Imagination & Play
  • BISAC7 : JUVENILE FICTION / Cooking & Food
  • BISAC8 : JUVENILE FICTION / Art & Architecture
  • BISAC9 : JUVENILE FICTION / Bedtime & Dreams

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