We should all be so lucky to have Christopher Walken read us children's books. His reading of Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" had me giggling. That said, I was also kind of scared by Mr. Walken's voice and cadence!
His commentary on the book's famed illustrations are kooky and off-color. This is how he described some of the monsters: "There's a goat-headed bastard riding on the back of some kind of rhinoceros and then there's a big-headed monster that sort of look's like Ernie from Sesame Street, gone wrong. And then there's some kind of duck-footed lady, you know, kind of scratching her arm up in the air."
Needless to say, it would be a dream to fall asleep to such a voice. For all the parents who've read this book a million times already, Christopher Walken really breaths new life into the classic!