The first Pop-Up Wizard of Oz was published by Random House in 1968.

"Halfway between a book and a toy,"[1] the publication included an abridged version of Baum's text, plus a range of pop-up scenes with optical-illusion tricks and toy figures.

This 1968 Random House artifact was only the first of several Oz pop-ups from various manufacturers and publishers. Robert Sabuda's version, published in 2000, is one notable example.


  1. David L. Greene and Dick Martin, The Oz Scrapbook, New York, Random House, 1977; p. 176.