This was a surprisingly good read. Sure you've seen the movie a billion times but have you read the series? This is the first oe 14 and they go really fast. Baum is a very entertaining author who grabs you're attention right from the beginning. It's a wonderful series to read with or without your kids.
The book is pretty different from the movie. They cut many parts out of the book for the movie, but all were good choices in my opinion. I found it interesting that he wrote the story based on a bedtime story he told his kids. Wish I had that kind of imagination. This is a very fast read, entertaining and who doesn't love the Wizard of Oz?!