The book: This picture book won a Caldecott Medal in 1964. It made the National Education Association's list of the Teacher's Top 100 Books for Children and was named one of the Top 100 Picture Books of All Time by School Library Journal.
Why it's unfilmable: It's a 10-sentence story, with wordless pages given over to Maurice Sendak's incredible illustrations.
The movie: "'Where the Wild Things Are' honors the book in every imaginable way, and in ways no one could have imagined until Spike Jonze and his collaborators came along." -- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Sometimes you are better off with 10 sentences than tens of millions of dollars, and this is one of those times." -- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times