The film of this book will be released next year. I watched an advertisment of it and got interested in the story.
A Japanese writer once said that fantasy has a development of leaving and returning. In this book a boy also went to the place where the wild things are and came back home. The place was different from the world of daily life. There he could see his feelings and situations relatively. As a result of it he missed his home where someone loves him best of all.
Smell of supper made him give up being the king of the wild things. In Japanese we sometimes call supper "yuuge（夕餉）".The sound of it reminds me of the smell and warmth. I like such kind of role the smell of supper plays.