Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

4.42 (10,847 ratings by Goodreads)
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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?

Room on the Broom is a very funny story of quick wits and friendship and will captivate children with Julia Donaldson's irresistible verse and Axel Scheffler's spectacular illustrations.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 244 x 274 x 6mm | 180g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • illustrations, (some colour )
  • 0333903382
  • 9780333903384
  • 492

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."
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About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson (Children's Laureate 2011-2013) is a household name. Her wonderful stories are part of every contemporary family's life, through her bestselling books and brilliant live shows. She writes award-winning fiction, poetry, plays and songs as well as the picture books for which she is best known, including ROOM ON THE BROOM, WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, THE PAPER DOLLS - and THE GRUFFALO. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Edinburgh and West Sussex.Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 29 languages. He has enjoyed particular success in his award-winning picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson, but is also the best-selling illustrator of novelty books such as THE BEDTIME BEAR
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Rating details

10,847 ratings
4.42 out of 5 stars
5 59% (6,431)
4 27% (2,893)
3 12% (1,277)
2 2% (172)
1 1% (74)

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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 more
by Sara Kew
This is my favourite book and my three year old likes it too!show more
by karyn
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 more
by Michelle Cameron
Fantastic rhyming book my boys really enjoy and the pictures are more
by Jodie
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 muchshow more
by Hikari Ludbrook
"From Day 1, this book has been a hit with our son...and with us! The story is great, the rhymes fall nicely on the ears, and the pictures are very distinctive and lovely. We also have the Gruffalo books and the Snail and the Whale, which are also great, but our favorite is Room on the Broom."show more
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