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.

Giveaway

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.

 

 

117 Comments

  1. Natalie Crossan
    April 13, 2017 / 11:33 pm

    Toto. what a cutie pie x

  2. Eleanor Holmes
    April 13, 2017 / 11:25 pm

    The Wicked Witch – I suppose because of Wicked’s storyline haha! But also because she’s so sassy!

  3. Keeley Shaw
    April 13, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    The scarecrow

  4. claire little
    April 13, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    the lion

  5. Catherine Spencer
    April 13, 2017 / 9:57 pm

    Love the Scarecrow x (just saw this at our local theatre with Ashley from Coronation Street starring in it, I took my twin boys who now love the story as much as I) thank you for the giveaway x

  6. Corinne Peat
    April 13, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    The lion!

  7. terri kelly
    April 13, 2017 / 6:13 pm

    tin man

  8. Jamie C Millard
    April 13, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    toto!

  9. Ruth lee
    April 13, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    The lion

  10. Emma
    April 13, 2017 / 4:33 pm

    The Scarecrow

  11. natalee gosiewski
    April 13, 2017 / 4:31 pm

    wicked witch

  12. AnnaH
    April 13, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    The scarecrow 🌈

  13. Andrew Hindley
    April 13, 2017 / 2:44 pm

    The Scarecrow

  14. Hannah McAnulty
    April 13, 2017 / 2:00 pm

    The Cowardly Lion 🙂

  15. Tammy Neal
    April 13, 2017 / 1:21 pm

    The tin man although I do love toto 🐶

  16. Audra bland
    April 13, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    The wicked witch

  17. Ian Murray
    April 13, 2017 / 11:00 am

    The Scarecrow is my favourite.

  18. Stevie
    April 13, 2017 / 10:42 am

    I have to say the Tin Man.

  19. lara latchem
    April 13, 2017 / 9:59 am

    The Lion

  20. Geoff Hibbert
    April 13, 2017 / 9:53 am

    The Tin Man

  21. Jemma Dwyer
    April 13, 2017 / 9:51 am

    the lion

  22. carol boffey
    April 13, 2017 / 9:15 am

    the tin man

  23. Diana
    April 13, 2017 / 8:27 am

    The Scarecrow

  24. April 13, 2017 / 8:25 am

    The lion is my favourite because I relate to him soo much

  25. Bernice Cockrell
    April 13, 2017 / 8:06 am

    My favourite character has to be Scarecrow…he just needs a brain, lol & having had baby brain I think I should have followed the yellow brick road!

  26. MICHELLE Stewart
    April 13, 2017 / 8:03 am

    The Cowardly Lion

  27. Nicola Newton
    April 13, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Scarecrow

  28. Allan Smith
    April 13, 2017 / 3:21 am

    The lion!

  29. Rich Tyler
    April 13, 2017 / 12:27 am

    The LION

  30. paula cheadle
    April 13, 2017 / 12:15 am

    the scarecrow

  31. April 13, 2017 / 12:12 am

    Ours is Dorothy my daughter has a Dorothy dressing up costume that she loves.

  32. Dale Dow
    April 12, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    awk it would be the lion of course x

  33. Mickie Bull
    April 12, 2017 / 9:32 pm

    The Lion!

  34. sharon martin
    April 12, 2017 / 9:27 pm

    the tin man

  35. Dean Boyle
    April 12, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    The lion such a character

  36. Kris s
    April 12, 2017 / 8:20 pm

    Scarecrow

  37. stuart hargreaves
    April 12, 2017 / 7:12 pm

    THE TIN MAN – BUDDY EBSEN (JED CLAMPITT) BEVERLEY HILLBILLIES WAS ORIGINALLY CAST AS THE TIN MAN BUT HE INJURED HIS BACK WHEN WEARING THE TIN SUIT

  38. Danielle Pearce
    April 12, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    The Tin Man

  39. sion gibby
    April 12, 2017 / 3:36 pm

    the tin man!

  40. sheri Darby
    April 12, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    The Tin Woodman

  41. amy bondoc
    April 12, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    the tin man is my favourite 🙂

  42. Fiona
    April 12, 2017 / 12:44 pm

    The tin man

  43. Lucy Carter
    April 12, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    The cowardly lion is my favourite

  44. Lisa B
    April 12, 2017 / 11:55 am

    I have always been a Scarecrow fan

  45. kelly morgan
    April 12, 2017 / 7:53 am

    the lion

  46. Gemma Cook
    April 11, 2017 / 6:24 pm

    The Lion

  47. David Woollin
    April 11, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Gotta love Toto!

  48. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    April 11, 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Toto the dog – v cute!

  49. danielle pooley
    April 11, 2017 / 11:52 am

    The lion

  50. Laura Whittle
    April 11, 2017 / 10:33 am

    The Tin Man

  51. greig spencer
    April 11, 2017 / 9:40 am

    The Scarecrow.

  52. Colin Gault
    April 10, 2017 / 10:42 pm

    The scarecrow

  53. Rachel Craig
    April 10, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    The Scarecrow.

  54. ADEINNE TONNER
    April 10, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    My favourite character from the wizard of oz has to be the lion as he reminds me of a younger me when i didn’t feel like i had courage

  55. JULIE WARD
    April 9, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    The lion

  56. JULIE WARD
    April 9, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    The lion

  57. MANDY DOHERTY
    April 9, 2017 / 7:54 pm

    The Tin Man

  58. MichelleD
    April 9, 2017 / 10:29 am

    Dorothy!

  59. Sophie D
    April 8, 2017 / 10:37 pm

    The cowardly lion

  60. Harline Parkin
    April 7, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Cowardly lion he shows he’s no coward in the end

  61. Katie
    April 6, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    The cowardly lion

  62. Jo Hutchinson
    April 4, 2017 / 5:41 pm

    The tin man is my favourite

  63. Sally Collingwood
    March 30, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    The wickef witch!

  64. Jules Eley
    March 27, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Dorothy

  65. Carly Belsey
    March 25, 2017 / 7:46 pm

    It’s got to be the Lion, he is my favourite 🙂

  66. Rachel Butterworth
    March 24, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    The Cowardly Lion.

  67. EJ Dunn
    March 23, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    The scarecrow

  68. LORRAINE STONE
    March 23, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    I love the Scarecrow.

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

    Scarecrow he is just so loveable and caring xxx

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

    Scarecrow he is just so loveable and caring xx

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

    scarecrow is the funniest we reckon!

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

    scarecrow is the funniest we reckon!

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

    The Lion

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

    The cowardly Lion💛

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

    the lion

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

    The Scarecrow

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

    The tin man is my favourite character

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

    The scarecrow

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

    It has to be Toto for me.

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

    Toto! He is my little hero 🙂

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

    I always liked the tin man best!

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

    I always loved the Tin Man

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

    The Cowardly Lion.

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

    The lion – I love him!

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

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

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

    The lion, he’s lovely.

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

    I love the scarecrow

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

    The Cowardly Lion x

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

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

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

    Dorothy

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

    The lollipop guild ⚝

  92. ELZBIETA ZNYK
    March 17, 2017 / 12:12 pm

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

  93. 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.

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

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

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

    toto the dog x

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

    toto the dog xx

  97. 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! 😀

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

    The cowardly lion

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

    The Lion

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

    The Lion is great

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

    I love Dorothy

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

    The Lion came good in the end

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

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

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

    the scarecrow i so like him

  105. KARL BOROWY
    March 16, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    scarecrow

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

    the scarecrow as I can relate to him best

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

    Dorothy

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

    The cowardly Lion

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

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

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

    the tin man

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

    the lion! 🙂

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

    My daughter loves Dorothy

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

    The cowardly lion

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

    the tin man

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