What books caught my eye this week as they passed over the library counter and under my scanner. Everything OZ this week. 2013 marks the 75th anniversary!
First up was Everything OZ by Christine Leech and Hannah Read-Baldrey. Make Munchkin Placecards, Over the Rainbow Cake, I'm Melting Witch Candles and Much More.
From Chicago Press Review:
A lavish and whimsical craft book of projects inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
L. Frank Baum’s classic tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz provides the inspiration for this creative collection of more than 50 projects to make and bake, ranging from a dress-up Dorothy doll and Toto’s dog coat to the Tin Woodman’s heart garland, the Cowardly Lion’s glove puppet, and squashed Wicked Witch cupcakes. Filled with original and playful ideas for the eclectic craft lover, this enchanting book perfectly captures the magical essence of this faraway land. Everything Oz is brimming with new and innovative projects to eat, drink, wear, and display, inviting readers to bring the Emerald City and other Oz whimsies to their own homes and events."
And this one came from the children's department, but I love these Scanimation books!
The Wizard of Oz - A Scanimation Book by Rufus Butler-Seder.
From Workman Publishing:
"We’re off to see the wizard! The magic of Scanimation meets the wonderful Wizard of Oz, bringing to life 10 memorable scenes from the movie that’s enchanted generations of viewers. It’s the gift book of the fall, and includes:
• Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion, and Toto dancing down the Yellow Brick Road
• Dorothy’s farmhouse flying upward in a twister
• Miss Gulch, on her bicycle in the tornado, transforming into a witch on a broomstick
• The Lollipop Kids strutting from side to side
• The Scarecrow doing a wacky dance
• The Tin Man swaying from side to side; Dorothy and the Scarecrow flanking him as if to catch him
• The Wicked Witch of the West waving on a sky full of flying monkeys
• The Wicked Witch of the West melting
• The Great and Powerful Oz—and the man behind the curtain frantically pulling levers
• A close-up of Dorothy clicking her ruby slippers
A glittering, ruby-red cover is the final, delectable touch."
(Over the Counter is a regular feature at A Bookworm's World. I've sadly come to the realization that I cannot physically read every book that catches my interest as it crosses over my counter at the library. But...I can mention them and maybe one of them will catch your eye as well. See if your local library has them on their shelves!)