A Very Special House

By Ruth Krauss, Maurice Sendak (Illustrator)

The little boy is blissfully happy as he tells of a house he knows where he puts his feet on the table, bounces on the bed, and swings on the door. It is a place where everyone yells for more, and no one ever says “stop.” Line illustrations seem to frolic across the page, and only at the end is it revealed that the story is a triumph of imaginary play.

More from Randolph Caldecott Medal