In the story Max is looking to have fun, but his mother is tired of his behavior and sends him to bed without any supper. Unexpectedly a forest grows inside his bedroom and Max is taken away to the land of the wild things. Fortunately the wild things do not eat Max and instead make him their king. In the end Max returns home to his mother and father and finally eats his dinner. I would use this story in my classroom to teach students that an imagination can transport you far away from whatever problems you may be facing. Although students need to know an imagination can help your problems, it is still most important to listen and respect the adults around you even when you do not agree with what they have to say. Tantrums are never a good way to handle a person or situation.