Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

Book rating: 04 Paperback

By (author) Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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  • Publisher: MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 250mm x 280mm x 10mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 20 September 2002
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0333903382
  • ISBN 13: 9780333903384
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: Illustrated edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, (some colour )
  • Sales rank: 163

Product description

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?

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Author information

Julia Donaldson has had many books published and her work has been performed on programmes such as Playschool. She has also written for BBC radio and runs drama and music workshops for children. Axel Scheffler has had books published in over a dozen countries. His books for Macmillan have included The Bedtime Bear, the Smarties gold award-winning The Gruffalo and, most recently, Monkey Puzzle (0 333 72001 6). Born in Hamburg, he now lives in London.

Customer reviews

By Sara Kew 29 Mar 2012 5

My kids just loved this book, they are 3 and 5. Julia Donaldson books are incredible. She has assisted my Daughter in really enjoying phonics and rhyming and making up her own. I also read to her pre-school class and they love her books, but this one is almost as good as Gruffalo. Her humour is awesome.

By karyn 01 Mar 2012 5

This is my favourite book and my three year old likes it too!

By Michelle Cameron 03 Aug 2011 5

This book is really delightful! All 3 of my children adore it, along with many other stories written by these talented authors. My 3 year old is easily scared by monsters & witches etc, but he is very comfortable with the "funny & silly witch" in this story. I'm sure this is one story we will definately remember reading when the kids are grown.

By Jodie 18 Feb 2011 5

Fantastic rhyming book my boys really enjoy and the pictures are beautiful.

By Hikari Ludbrook 18 Nov 2010 5

I love reading this book to my children! There are not many books I can say that about.
I buy this as a gift for other people's children as I enjoy it so much

Review quote

"The story is in rhyme, bouncing merrily along, full of fun. The illustrations are witty and wonderful. The result is a surefire read-aloud hit."