Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

4.44 (12,915 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
  • 250 x 281 x 5mm | 184g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated edition
  • illustrations, (some colour )
  • 0333903382
  • 9780333903384
  • 554

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"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 is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Rosie's Hat, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh.

Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognisable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. He also illustrates the popular Pip and Posy series. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives with his family in London.
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Rating details

12,915 ratings
4.44 out of 5 stars
5 60% (7,800)
4 26% (3,388)
3 11% (1,434)
2 2% (199)
1 1% (94)

Our customer reviews

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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