The late children’s book author Maurice Sendak vowed never to write a sequel for Where the Wild Things Are, but Geoffrey O. Todd and Rich Berner are raising money for an illustrated poem inspired by the classic book.

They hope to raise £25,000 on Kickstarter to print hard copies of Back to the WildClick here to listen to the poem in its entirety. We’ve embedded a video about the project above–what do you think? Here’s more about the project:

How does Back to the Wild connect with Where The Wild Things Are? Sophie is Max’s daughter and she too is excited to hear about the strange Wild Things, but time has elapsed. Max in our world, is now probably in his 30s and the Wild Things have been ‘marooned’ for almost 30 years … We have also been very careful not to impinge on Mr Sendak’s copyright and have taken the necessary legal advice around this whole project. We fully acknowledge his wondrous creation and hope that our work takes the story forward in a respectful, engaging and creative way.

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