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Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Room on the Broom (2001)

by Julia Donaldson

Other authors: Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

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This kind witch makes room on her broom for animals that need a ride. These animals help the witch when she lands in front of a dragon.
  CECC9 | Mar 21, 2018 |
A cute little book, perfect for Halloween bedtime reading. ( )
  bespen | Nov 1, 2017 |
This is a magical tale of friendship and quick-thinking. The story begins with a witch and her cat enjoying a ride on their broom. When the wind blows away her hat, a wand, and a bow, the witch ends up with three helpful animals enjoying a ride on the broom too. Unfortunately, the broom cracks from the weight of the load and the witch lands in the path of a scary dragon. It is up to the animal friends to work together and outwit this dragon to save their new witch friend. The story ends with a clever twist that will keep readers believing in the magic of friendship and working together. ( )
  scoomber | May 2, 2017 |
I loved this book. The message of this book is friendship that overcomes adversity. One feature I enjoyed was the way the text was laid out. The way the paragraphs are laid out allow the readers eyes drift around the page, causing movement. For example, on the third page the words move up and down. This make the reader feel as if they are on the broom itself, going on this journey. Another feature I enjoyed was rhyming. For example, “Then out from a tree, with an ear-splitting shriek, there flapped a green bird with the bow in her beak.” this allows an upbeat tone through the story. This tone can be important because the story could be considered scary to some readers. So, having an upbeat tone can be reassuring to the younger readers. ( )
  GabbyWooten | Oct 31, 2016 |
There are several reasons that I like this book. First, I really like how every other line of the book rhymes. I think it gives the book a really nice flow and makes it easy for young readers to read. For example at one point the author wrote, "Then out of the bushes on thundering paw there bounded a dog with the hat in his jaws." When reading that phrase, and many others in the book, aloud it feels very natural. I also like the book's story. There is a witch and her cat riding through the air on a broomstick. Some of the witches belongings like her hat, bow, and wand blow off in the air so she has to keep going back to land to pick them up. Each time she goes back down to the ground there is an animal who helps her find her belonging and needs help, so she gives the animal a ride on her broomstick. Eventually, there is too much weight on the witch's broomstick and it snaps in half. The witch is on half of the broomstick by herself and flies into a dragon that wants to eat her. Right when the dragon is about to eat the witch, her animal friends come together to dress up like a monster and scare the dragon away. The illustrations in this book are very well done and fully support the text. The big idea of this book is to help those that help you. ( )
  ejones35 | Oct 31, 2016 |
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For Natasha, Sabrina and Jasmine—J.D.
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The witch had a cat and a hat that was black,
And long ginger hair in a braid down her back.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0142501123, Paperback)

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) --Emilie Coulter

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A witch finds room on her broom for all the animals that ask for a ride, and they repay her kindness by rescuing her from a dragon.

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