It was "BOOK DAY" at school a few weeks back and guess who my little home bird went as?
I am a real believer in reading a book before seeing the film/show etc. However, Wizard of Oz has been a firm favourite film for awhile. So, with trepidation, I started to read the book to my 6 year old. She was entranced from page two and told her teacher "it's much better than the film, with more stories and people". She's right! There are so many more characters and the people from the four corners of Oz have distinct characteristics and home lands. The journey to see the Wonderful Wizard (are you singing?), is more about the personal journey of Dorothy and Co. than just "getting there". We were both sad as Dorothy finally finds her way back to Aunt Em and may read again soon.
The costume (complete with lovely "Miss Gracie" hair bows), may be adapted as "Alice" for next year and at a stretch "Matilda" at some point, so a good buy.
"it's a wonderful life" x