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First eleven chapters (in the kindle version) were great. From chapter twelve on they read like a bad machine translation of a foreign language. A great example: "It changed into lucky the Scarecrow and the Woodman had been huge unsleeping and heard the wolves coming". Unreadable
The wonderful wizard of oz by L. Frank Baum. This was an absolutely fantastic read with brilliant characters. I loved the different types of characters in this version. Would love to see this version as a movie. There is still Dorothy toto the scarecrow the tinman and the lion. Along with the munchkins. But you also have the quandlings. Absolutely brilliant. 5* would give more if I could.
Tendré unos 15 libros pop up. Creo que todos son una maravilla. Éste estará entre mis 3 favoritos (quizá por detrás del de Reinhart de "Nightmare before Christmas" y uno de Moerbeek titulado "Aesop's fables" ). Si hasta vienen unas gafas para ver Emerald City en verde”esmeralda” ; si tiene un globo aerostático que casi se sale volando de la página; si se despliega el huracán y casi sientes el aire en la cara; si....En fin, quizá de Sabuda sea más famoso el de Alicia o Peter Pan (también unas maravillas por Dios), pero éste nos gusta más, sobretodo teniendo en cuenta que la historia de Baum, que no dejó de ser su homenaje a las historias de hadas europeas, nos encanta en casa. Tenemos varias ediciones de "Oz" en casa :en cómic, ilustradas, wordless.. Creo que ésta es la más bonita. Compra totalmente recomendable. Que no eche para atrás si no se controla el inglés pues la historia es de todos conocida y lo fundamental son los desplegables.
When you first receive this book you admire how beautiful it will look in your book shelf and there is nothing negative to really say about it.
When you read through you discover how much more story there is after The wonderful Wizard of Oz story. Most people have no idea more stories exist. You also admire how much of a grand imagination Frank Baum has, considering this is only the first 5 stories.
The first 5 stories are…
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Marvellous Land of Oz Ozma of OZ Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz The Road to Oz
I totally recommend this to people young and old. I have included some pictures
I would think that the vast majority of us have seen the Hollywood film musical of this and quite a lot of us have read the book. If however you haven’t read the book before I should just mention that it isn’t exactly the same as the film, and there is no Judy Garland skipping and singing along a yellow brick road. Frank L Baum went on and wrote a lot more books in this series, but I will admit that although I have read this tale many times, I have never read any of the others.
When poor orphan Dorothy who lives with her aunt and uncle is swept away by a cyclone from Kansas, in the family home she is surprised to find herself in a strange and mystical land. With her dog Toto she sets out to find her way back to Kansas and her aunt and uncle. Of course it isn’t that simple and along the way she befriends a scarecrow who wants brains, a tin woodman who wants a heart, and a lion looking for courage. This group of four friends have to make their way to the Emerald City and seek the assistance of the Great Oz and hope that he can help them all. But instead of his assistance, they are sent out on a quest by him which must be completed before he will offer any help. Full of fun and adventure this still delights children, and even I as an adult still enjoy reading this. This is great to read with your child when they are still learning to read, and it will keep them amused.
This has been amusing children for over a hundred years, and long may it do so as this is a great little tale that encourages you to use your imagination, and also at the same time increases your reading prowess.
One star because disappointed that Amazon has mixed up customer reviews. The main review under this listing shows colourful illustrations that have no relation to this book! The illustrations in this book (Sterling Children's Classics) are few and far between, are black and white and rather uninspiring, adding nothing to a child's reading experience, e.g. picture of toto on his own, picture of the scarecrow on his own,,,,I think you get the picture (no pun intended). Extremely difficult to keep my 4 year-old's interest and she currently eats sleeps and breathes the Wizard of Oz!
Well, I cheated on this category slightly as there were no classics that I had been meaning to read so I found one that only had 136 pages and that I knew would be an easy read as it was intended for children! I had watched the films many years ago, and they were terrifying!! The book is very strange it is written very simplistically in children’s language, and some of the things that happen could only happen in a children’s book. For example, they are hungry, so they go up to a random house, ask for some food, they are invited in, given a warm meal and go on their merry way! Everyone is happy! However, there are other parts of the book that are not that child-friendly and are a little like I remember the film to be a bit frightening like when they first encounter the winged monkeys, and they tear the scarecrow to pieces. All in all, it was a bizarre read, and I was glad it was no longer than 136 pages, and I could tick this category off my list quickly and efficiently!
I bought this book for a little boy. He loved it and I have to say I love it too. It is very well made, and its the whole WOW factor, bringing the story alive. I have bought several pop-up books from the same Author. They make excellent gifts for children. A great educational took making reading/learning exciting for the little ones. What a great book. Great value for money. What I found really helpful is popping this book into Youtube where is will show step by step, page by page. You can view it for yourself. Highly recommend this book & author. Its the same TLC & quality in every book that I have bought. Highly recommend
The page with the emerald city is marvellous and very well done. The whole book is incredible and the art style reminds me more of the original books. Luckily this book is catered more towards children and it has a great pace. I bought this as a present for my young daughter and she loved it. The intricate details and the way it all moves and connects is incredible. Endless fun can be had opening and closing the book and admiring the complexity of the 3D components. The story is split up evenly into little bits and pieces on each page and some of the text requires the reader to open up little sections. A lot of fun to be had here and it is among the best 3D books I have ever seen.