After watching Tin Man on Monday I decided it was high time I read the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Although, I had seen Judy Garland sing “Somehwere Over the Rainbow” more times than I can count, I had never read the book. I found it a wonderful story. It is quite different from the movie musical I grew up watching. It is a delightful story of a little girl and a wonderful, magical land. I became reacquainted with the scarecrow, the tin man, and the cowardly lion and met some new characters such as the Winkies. I also discovered that the winged monkeys were not so evil as I have always thought. The journey as one might expect was exciting and at times dangereous. I highly recommend this children’s fairy tale for readers of all ages.