My favorite part in the movie 'The Wizard of Oz' is Judy Garland singing the song 'Over the Rainbow'. I am not a huge fan of the movie itself, though I do own the DVD. To tell the truth, when I saw this movie as a child, those monkeys scared the bejeezus out of me.
I do however own this illustrated edition of the book. As a matter of fact, I have several books illustrated by Michael Hague.
I love these childrens' books just because they are so beautifully illustrated. Pictures aren't just for kids (which is why I own that illustrated Lord of the Rings).
I have never read any of the other Oz books. How about you?
Old Mission Peninsula: April is 'wine month' In Michigan and there are seven wonderful wineries on the peninsula. But even if you are not a wino, the drive is gorgeous. You can stay in Traverse City and make a day-trip around the peninsula, stop and have a meal at one of the fine restaurants or visit quaint shops. This brings me to another book on my shelf which is great for Michigan wine enthusiasts.
While visiting Old Mission you will also want to head over to the Leelanau Peninsula where you can visit the winery run by Madonna's parents, Ciccone Winery, among many others. Here is the link to the Michigan Wine Country magazine.