Max enjoyed rumpusing in the wild. With the wild things. He was a wild thing. The King, in fact. But you all knew that.
What you don't know is that his Dad was the original King of the wild things. But he was no longer the reigning king. See, he passed that title on to Max a few years ago. It wasn't a coveted title. He'd much rather be the Prince of the wild things. But you don't get to decide that.
You're never ready when that time comes. Max sure wasn't. It made him furious. A real Wild Thing.