Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

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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. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. They climb on, one after the next, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two! What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon?

About Julia Donaldson

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Julia Donaldson is the U.K. Children's Laureate. She and Axel Scheffler are the award-winning, bestselling team who created The Gruffalo, which was made into an Oscar-nominated short film. They both live in the United Kingdom.
Published August 27, 2001 by Dial. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Education & Reference. Fiction

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Each time the witch loses something in the windy weather, she and her cat are introduced to a new friend who loves flying on her broom.

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At first, a striped cat accompanies the cheerful sorceress: ""How the cat purred/ and how the witch grinned,/ As they sat on their broomstick/ and flew through the wind."" Next, a spotted dog retrieves the witch's flyaway black hat and asks to come aboard.

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Whilst there aren't really any other interactive packages up to this standard for such young readers, plenty of books are being packaged with audio CDs at the moment, with our favourites including Bear Flies High by Michael Rosen and Adrian Reynolds, Olivia by Ian Falconer, Puff the Magic Dragon ...

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Curious Book Fans

‘Room on the Broom‘ is an absolutely delightful picture book written by Julia Donaldson (who also wrote ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’).

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