The Wizard of Oz: A Scanimation Book

Rufus Butler Seder. Workman, $14.95 (11p) ISBN 978-0-7611-6373-2

With a glittery, ruby-red cover, this addition to the bestselling Scanimation series features 10 scenes from The Wizard of Oz, including Dorothy's farmhouse spinning inside the cyclone; Dorothy meeting Scarecrow and the Tin Man; and the Wicked Witch melting. Quotations correspond to each of the iconic moments and, as in the film itself, when Dorothy and Toto arrive in Oz, the Scanimation scenes turn from black-and-white to color. Less a retelling than a reminder of key quotes and scenes, it's nonetheless a graceful pairing of nostalgia and novelty. All ages. (Sept.)