Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom

4.44 (21,432 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.44 (21,432 ratings by Goodreads)

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This fun family read-aloud is the perfect way to start Halloween celebrations and an ideal gift book. A sweet story of quick wits, friendship, and inclusivity from the creators of The Gruffalo!

The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the creators of many beloved picture books including The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale, and The Spiffiest Giant in Town.

"A surefire read-aloud hit." -School Library Journal
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 279 x 248 x 3mm | 164g
  • Puffin
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142501123
  • 9780142501122
  • 757

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." -School Library Journal

"The wart-nosed witch and her passengers make magic that is sure to please. Effective use of brilliant colors set against well-conceived backgrounds detail the story without need for text--but with it, the story--and the broom--take off." -Kirkus Reviews

"In this lightweight, witty story, helpful animals find "room on the broom" of a generous witch." -Publishers Weekly
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About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the internationally bestselling author of many popular books for children. Her Smarties Prize-winning modern classic, The Gruffalo, has sold more than 13.5 million copies worldwide, and the Halloween favorite Room on the Broom is a perennial best seller. In addition to children's books, she has written many children's plays and songs and runs regular storytelling workshops. She was the Waterstones Children's Laureate from 2011-2013.
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Rating details

21,432 ratings
4.44 out of 5 stars
5 62% (13,204)
4 25% (5,440)
3 10% (2,133)
2 2% (410)
1 1% (245)

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Room on the Broom is another delightful rhyming book from the creators of The Gruffalo. This is a fun book to read aloud with children of all ages, but is especially good for preschoolers and lower primary school children. The illustrations are nice, and the story is funny, and I enjoy sharing this one with my kids. There is a dragon in this story, which my kids thought was a little scary the first time we read the book, but that hasn�???�??�?�¢??t stopped them requesting many re-reads! This is one of our favourite picture more
by Sara Reid
Both my children love this book especially after watching the story unfold on tv once. It is definitely a favourite of mine too, I love it when my 2 year old says the lines with me! A great read for the whole more
by Melissa Leader
This is by far my favourite book to read my 2 and 4 year old. They both love it! There's plenty of opportunity for putting on voices which my 2 year old especially enjoys. I'd highly recommned it. In fact most of Julia Donaldson's books are great to read!show more
by Tanja Hoogenboom
My children aged 2 and 4 absolutely love this book, at the moment it is requested every night. My 4 year old is at the stage of nearly being able to know it off by heart and even my two year old chimes in as we read it with "whoosh they were gone". What's best is that I haven't even tired of reading it every night - fantastic book!show more
by Lyndal
My two kids (4yr & 2yr) love it as well as me. It is one of my favorite bedtime story. I think I even love it more than my more
by Felicity
My neighbour's five-year-old daughter asks to borrow it every time she comes over. She has been doing this for two years. As she turns the pages, a smile blooms on her face. That is enough review for more
by JY Lou Kraska
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