Oz in the News 12.4.10

PopOut! Denslow’s The Night Before Christmas Available for iPad Based on the 1902 book by William Wallace Denslow (the original illustrator of the Wizard of Oz), this new PopOut! book combines the classic Christmas poem and old-fashioned illustrations with modern technology to create an interactive app that’s perfect for kids of all ages.

‘The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus’ in Netcong Considering that the show is called “The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus,” parents and children might expect the curtain to rise on a jolly St. Nick ho-ho-ho-ing.  Don’t hold your breath. Some 100 minutes pass before the familiar icon appears in the red suit with white fur trimming.

Wiz-bang show: Dorothy and pals bring interactive Oz to kids museum The interactive “Wizard of Oz” exhibit comes from the Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Petersburg, Fla., and will be in the city Jan. 15 through June 12.  Based on the series of Oz books written by L. Frank Baum, it is designed to mimic giant pop-up books.

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