The Marvelous Land of Oz - L. Frank Baum, David McKee Never having read any of the Wizard of Oz books, I have to say I was surprised by how humorous this book was. I won't go so far as to say it was laugh out loud funny, but it had lots and lots of puns and humorous lines. That in itself made my kids and I enjoy reading the book together, but as for just me, my favorite part was seeing the Tin Man and Scarecrow again: the scenes of their bumbling around brought back many good memories of watching the Wizard of Oz movie as a child. So if you enjoyed the classic movie, give this a try; it is worth the read.