Room on the Broom

Julia Donaldson

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
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21 September 2001
9780333903377
32 pages
Synopsis

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind.

A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo.

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before . . . SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast!

Children will be captivated by Julia Donaldson's irresistible verse and Axel Scheffler's spectacular illustrations.

Rabbit can't read it all yet, but she definitely finds the new version more approachable and I think the series will be really useful to her as her reading skills develop. And Tiddler was keen to read it too. At first he had a look and said, "Hmm, I don't know all the words...", but then he decided not to let that stop him and sat happily reading the story to himself for several minutes.

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