This deluxe pop-up version of Baum's timeless classic celebrates Oz's 100th anniversary, and includes such special effects as the twisting cyclone, the wizard's balloon sailing into the sky, and a holographic foil for the Emerald City, complete with green glasses for the reader. This slightly abridged version unfolds in booklets on every spread, ...Read MoreThis deluxe pop-up version of Baum's timeless classic celebrates Oz's 100th anniversary, and includes such special effects as the twisting cyclone, the wizard's balloon sailing into the sky, and a holographic foil for the Emerald City, complete with green glasses for the reader. This slightly abridged version unfolds in booklets on every spread, each sprinkled with additional pop-ups. Full-color illustrations. 8 spreads.Read Less
I love the Wizard of Oz and this popup book is very unique, colorful, surprising and a must-have if you're a collector of Wizard of Oz items. Definitely recommending buying this one!!!
Jun 27, 2007
Makes a Great Gift For Children
This pop-up edition of THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ makes a great gift for a child. The story is nicely adapted to be easy to read for a young child. And the images are just breath-taking, they are also faithful to the original illustrations by W.W. Denslow. Another little detail that I enjoyed about this book was the fact that the images are truly three-dimensional. With many pop-up books, only one side has printed images, but this one has images printed on both sides that represent each respective side. Even the inside of the Dorothy's house has been printed so that you can peer through the door at the house inside.
Publishers Weekly, 2013-01-28 Baum's classic comes to life in this winning audio edition. When a cyclone whisks Dorothy Gale to the Land of Oz, her only hope of returning to Kansas is to find the Wizard, who lives in the heart of the Emerald City. Following the Yellow Brick Road, Dorothy encounters friends and foes-e.g., the endearing Scarecrow and the malevolent Wicked Witch of the West-that help and hinder her journey. Tavia Gilbert's whimsical narration will appeal to listeners young and old. Additionally, the distinct voices she creates for each character make for a delightful listening experience. Those only familiar with the film adaptation will be pleasantly surprised by the original story and Gilbert's fantastic narration. Ages 10-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly, 2011-10-24 Ninth in Ingpen's series of illustrated classics, this atmospheric outing blends elements of American realism with elegant whimsy. With surprising emotion, Ingpen conveys the Tin Woodman's grim transformation, one limb at a time, from a human into a metal automaton; his scrawny Wicked Witch of the West, with her spidery black hair, overcoat, and striped stockings, would be equally at home roaming New York City's West Village as she would the yellow brick road. Readers yet to discover the story of Oz will find a wholly original vision in this edition. Ages 10-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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