HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW
Book: The Wizard of Iz: A Parody of the Democrats by Dr. Truth
Author: Loren Spivack
Illustrator: Patrick Fields
Publisher: Free Market Warrior Publications, 2015
Language level: 1
(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)
Recommended reading level: For everyone of all ages
Rating: ***** 5 stars
(5 stars=EXCELLENT; 4 stars=GOOD; 3 stars=FAIR; 2 stars=POOR; 1 star=VERY POOR; no stars=NOT RECOMMENDED)
Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker
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Spivack, Loren. The Wizard of Iz: A Parody of the Democrats by Dr. Truth (Published in 2015 by Free Market Warrior Publications). Dorothy has grown up in a free, prosperous, small-government world. Then a tornado thrusts her into a strange place where her falling house slays the community organizing Wicked Witch from Chicago and thus liberates the Free Lunchkins from his chains. But to return to her own home, she is told that she must follow the gold path and go to see the Wizard of Iz in the city of green with a warning to beware of the Wicked Witch of Chapaque who survives in her tower.
Along the way Dorothy picks up three traveling companions—a brainless Scarecrow who has fourteen politically correct graduate degrees but is thousands of dollars in debt because he can’t find a job; a Tin Man who is told that he has no heart because he doesn’t like paying taxes to provide “social justice” for the poor; and a Cowardly Rhino (R.I.N.O.—true conservatives will know what that means). Just who was the Wicked Witch from Chicago? Who is the Wicked Witch of Chapaque? And who is the Wizard of Iz (hint—“It all depends on, exactly, your definition of ‘IZ!’”)
The book is rated “G” for “Government. This book contains blunt descriptions of how our government works. Naïve readers strongly cautioned.” The Wizard of Iz is author Loren Spivack’s third book. The first, The New Democrat written in 2010, is modeled after Dr. Seuss’s classic The Cat in the Hat and lampoons the Obama administration. He followed that with The Gorax, which targets former Vice President Al Gore and his environmental extremism. This most recent work is modeled after L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz. EVERYONE should read these books!