In this book, Max acts like a wild animal and destroys his house so his mother sends him to bed without any supper. Max imagined a world around him where the wild things were, but he got lonely and decided to go home where he found hot supper waiting on him. This book teaches many lessons to children. One of the most important is that your parents are there for you, no matter what. Max actually thought his mother was going to send him to bed hungry, but after she calmed down, she brought him some supper, because no matter what you do to your parents, they will always love you. This is a very important lesson for young children to understand. I think the intended audience for this book is any child aged Kindergarten-3rd grade. I would use this book in my 1st grade classroom to explain to children that their parents will always be there for them and love them, no matter what they do.