Book Review & Giveaway: The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

As a kid I was obsessed with The Wizard of Oz. Saturday afternoons we used to love to watch The Wizard of Oz with Judy Garland. It was one of those family favourites that you can watch over and over again.

So when I was presented with the opportunity to read and review The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum it was a given! No way was I going to refuse this one!

Book Review & Giveaway: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Here is a little bit about the book:

Book Description

“He is more powerful than all the rest of us together. He lives in the City of Emeralds.”

Blown far way from her home to the magical land of Oz, little Dorothy must follow the yellow-brick road to the Emerald City and ask the Great and Powerful Wizard of Oz for help. With the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion by her side, Dorothy must first defeat the Wicked Witch of the West – but will the Wizard’s magic be enough to get her home?

My Review

It was great fun to go back and revisit the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz through this amazing book. It’s suitable for ages 8+ so too young for baby girl, but it will definitely be one I shall be reading to her when she’s older.

Dorothy lives on a farm with her Aunt Em in Kansas and one day she is whisked away in a tornado to the magical land of Oz. As soon as she arrives there her only wish is to return home. She is told she must go to the Emerald City to find The Wizard of Oz who can help to send her home. Along the way on the yellow brick road she meets the Scarecrow, Tinman and the Cowardly Lion. They all hope the Wizard will give them their desires.

My favourite part is when Dorothy saves the Scarecrow. He is one of the better characters and becomes one of Dorothy’s closest friends. All he want’s is for the Wizard of Oz to give him some brains!

I love that this book is a tale of friendship as well as the good versus evil, a timeless classic that all young children should have the chance to read.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - How Dorothy saved the scarecrow

This book is part of a 15 book box set, from Sweet Cherry Publishing but is perfect to be a standalone read.

The Wizard of Oz Collection

The book cover illustration is fantastic, very pleasing to the eye and great for kids.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz deserves no less than 5 out of 5 stars.

I want to say a huge thanks to Boolino and Sweet Cherry Publishing for this delightful set of books.


I have one copy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to giveaway. To enter please fill in the Rafflecopter below. UK ONLY.

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*I was given a copy of  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own as always.




  1. Theresa Alison
    March 22, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Scarecrow he is just so loveable and caring xxx

  2. Theresa Alison
    March 22, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Scarecrow he is just so loveable and caring xx

  3. Paul Halling
    March 22, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    scarecrow is the funniest we reckon!

  4. Paul Halling
    March 22, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    scarecrow is the funniest we reckon!

  5. lynn neal
    March 22, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    The Lion

  6. Sparklett21
    March 22, 2017 / 10:38 am

    The cowardly Lion💛

  7. clair downham
    March 22, 2017 / 9:41 am

    the lion

  8. ann clements
    March 21, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    The Scarecrow

  9. Kelly Hirst
    March 20, 2017 / 3:38 pm

    The tin man is my favourite character

  10. Samantha O'D
    March 19, 2017 / 8:09 pm

    The scarecrow

  11. melanie stirling
    March 19, 2017 / 4:28 pm

    It has to be Toto for me.

  12. Lorna Ledger
    March 19, 2017 / 12:13 am

    Toto! He is my little hero 🙂

  13. Katie Skeoch
    March 18, 2017 / 9:32 am

    I always liked the tin man best!

  14. Katherine Lucas
    March 18, 2017 / 8:14 am

    I always loved the Tin Man

  15. Solange
    March 18, 2017 / 1:29 am

    The Cowardly Lion.

  16. Sarah Ann
    March 18, 2017 / 12:02 am

    The lion – I love him!

  17. Donna Caldwell
    March 17, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    I love the Scarecrow he’s funny and will always help Dorothy a true friend

  18. Jo Glasspool
    March 17, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    The lion, he’s lovely.

  19. Michelle Ferguson
    March 17, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I love the scarecrow

  20. Kim M
    March 17, 2017 / 8:16 pm

    The Cowardly Lion x

  21. Sam Rhodes
    March 17, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    The Lion! I think his character teaches valuable lessons! x

  22. Sharon Morrison
    March 17, 2017 / 5:57 pm


  23. Rachael Ashmore
    March 17, 2017 / 12:27 pm

    The lollipop guild ⚝

    March 17, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Toto the dog, when I was kid my dog’s name was Toto!

  25. Miss Tracy Hanson
    March 17, 2017 / 11:31 am

    I do love the lion – makes a change from seeing a strong character and he makes me laugh.

  26. Sheena Batey
    March 17, 2017 / 11:20 am

    The tin man is the one I have a soft spot for along with Toto.

  27. kim plant
    March 17, 2017 / 11:07 am

    toto the dog x

  28. kim plant
    March 17, 2017 / 11:07 am

    toto the dog xx

  29. Jennifer Haden
    March 17, 2017 / 8:46 am

    I love the scarecrow, he’s always been my favourite, thank you so much for the lovely giveaway btw! 😀

  30. Graham Ross
    March 17, 2017 / 7:07 am

    The cowardly lion

  31. Margaret Clarkson
    March 17, 2017 / 6:47 am

    The Lion

  32. Spencer Broadley
    March 17, 2017 / 6:10 am

    The Lion is great

  33. Tee simpson
    March 16, 2017 / 11:46 pm

    I love Dorothy

  34. MARGARET gallagher
    March 16, 2017 / 10:20 pm

    The Lion came good in the end

  35. Lin martin
    March 16, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    The lion, know how a tough outer appearance can hide a lot!

  36. lisa tebbut
    March 16, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    the scarecrow i so like him

    March 16, 2017 / 8:49 pm


  38. abigail edkins
    March 16, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    the scarecrow as I can relate to him best

  39. Hannah Scudder
    March 16, 2017 / 7:41 pm


  40. Susan Smith
    March 16, 2017 / 6:44 pm

    The cowardly Lion

  41. tamsyn
    March 16, 2017 / 6:29 pm

    The tin man! The most loving person, even without a heart

  42. sb
    March 16, 2017 / 5:49 pm

    the tin man

  43. laura stewart
    March 16, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    the lion! 🙂

  44. Annabel Greaves
    March 16, 2017 / 12:01 pm

    My daughter loves Dorothy

  45. Tracy Nixon
    March 16, 2017 / 11:29 am

    The cowardly lion

  46. iain maciver
    March 16, 2017 / 10:56 am

    the tin man

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