Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom
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?
There’s always room for one more on this affable witch’s broomstick… or is there? In another mild-mannered tale from the creators of the Smarties Prize-winning picture book, The Gruffalo, a witch and her happily purring cat fly through the wind on their broomstick, without a care in the world, until the witch’s black hat blows away. In the process of retrieving it, they pick up another passenger, a polite and helpful dog. All goes well until the witch’s hair bow flies off. And then her wand. And then real disaster strikes–in the shape of a big red dragon, a broken broom, and some very important (but notably absent) friends. Julia Donaldson’s story, though not earthshaking in plot or rhyme, is a pleasant way to pass the time leading up to the witching hour (Halloween!) especially when paired with the friendly illustrations by Axel Scheffler. Readers will especially love the final illustration, in which our heroes solve their space problems once and for all. (Ages 4 to 7)
A cute story with beautiful illustrations. My granddaughter who just turned three loves this story and wants to read it over and over again. Her five year old brother loves the story too and if I’m reading to both of them they take turns reading the pages. Because we’ve read it so often they have the entire story memorized.
The witch is a very sweet witch who first loses her hat and when she and her cat go down to the ground to find her hat there is no hat to be found. A dog finds the hat and after giving it to the witch ask “is there room on the broom for a dog like me?” The witch says “yes” and they all clamber on. The story turns into an adventure after picking up a couple other animals. The broom eventually snaps in two and the witch is taken by a dragon who’s favorite meal is “witch with french fries.” The story is adorable and because my granddaughter is so irresistible and asked her grandpa if he could make her a “Truly Magnificent Broom”, he already has planned how he’s going to build it and it’ has been my job to collect the appropriate stuffed toys from
Amazon to get the job finished. You really have to get the book. It will be a favorite for sure!