Parent of a 3, 5, and 8 year oldWritten byDeniseArtsJune 10, 2014
My five year old can't get enough of this book- and the eldest loves it as well. It's so much better and richer and engaging than the movie, we read a few chapters a night, and are sad to see it about to end.
It's really, really good. Hard to believe it's 100 years old.
Parent of a 2 and 7 year oldWritten bymommavanbeekOctober 21, 2013
Not a book for kids, not like the movie at all.
We stopped reading at Chapter five. Horrible they tell how the tin man became the tin man his ax cuts his arms off legs, his head and then his whole body. Yep so I looked through it more and there is a part where bees are sent to sting them to death. So little creatures are sent to stab them to death with spears which doesn't happen so the with beats the creatures. The book is not child appropriate in my opinion.
Parent of a 2 and 4 year oldWritten bySarah F.February 23, 2018
4 year old loved this book
My older son at 4 years old loved this book. He loves things that are a little absurd and a little scary. But, good needs to win over the bad or he's distraught. The first chapter is exciting and fantastic, the tornado comes right away.
There are differences between the book and the movie... most importantly the flying monkeys aren't nearly as scary in the book as they are in the movie.
This might not be for every 4 year old. The tornado. The story about the tin man's origins. Witches. Creatures that are kept as slaves.