Penguin Random House Children’s UK and The Wild Rumpus, a social enterprise that organises family arts events, are coordinating a mass-reading of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are (RHCP).
Groups of people across the UK will come together at 11am on Saturday 13th June to read the picture book. This will be led by three large, public events in London, Manchester and Birmingham.
Booksellers, librarians, arts groups and book-lovers can find out more information and register their own Wild Rumpus events at www.thebigwildrumpus.com. The website also offers tutorials and ideas for creative activities to do in preparation for the Big Wild Rumpus.
Where the Wild Things Are was originally published in the UK in 1967 and has sold 629,387 copies across all formats since Nielsen BookScan records began.