Room on the Broom is a picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The book’s target group is children from 3-7 years old.
This little enchanted story, told in rhyme, is about a kind witch who goes out on a flight on her broom. Along the way she meets different animals who all wants to tag along. The kind witch grants them their wish, and this turns out to be a very lucky decision, for soon she meets a dragon who wants to eat her!
I absolutely fell in love with this adorable book! It is one of those picture books that will become a magic totem pole for a a child’s entire childhood. You know, one of those treasures that will transport you right back to that wonderful world, when you have long since left it behind.
I can just imagine a little child begging his or her guardian to read this book over and over again, and I think this is one of those books you wouldn’t even mind re-reading a hundred times over. When I first read it I was just dying to make all those adorable voices ( well, I kind of did after some time, I just couldn’t resist….!😳😳) and I laughed out loud at some of the funny parts!😂😂
I absolutely highly recommend this enchanting book! If you are one of those who have little ones in your life (or just someone like me who collects children’s books) , I would say it would make a wonderful addition to your children’s book library!
Written by Annie Civardi and illustrated by Graham Philpot
This delightfully wicked picture book about witches is a treasure trove of wacky witchery.
It is written in rhyme and the deliciously detailed and colorful illustrations make the world of witches come alive with full page, and some times double-page, illustrations depicting Claws the cat, Squawk the Raven, Raucus Rat, Crusher Snake, Squeaky Bat, and the two hilarious elves, Hocus and Pocus. There is something to feast the eye on on every page.
My favorite is Old Warty’s big, brown, spooky house, spread out on two whole pages. There are so many little things to look at and admire!
Warty the Witch has a very special party to prepare for and she has bought a special wig and a veil of spider’s lace to cover her warty face with. We get to watch her preparing for her ghoulish night in front of the mirror with the hilarious rhymes and gorgeous cartoon-like pictures. And when the the witching hour finally begins, we get to take part in the feast in a final double-page spread of wacky merriment
I cannot tell you how much I adore this book!! I can promise you that kids will crave it over and over again at bedtime, and pull it down from the shelf daily to admire the colorful pictures. There are so many tiny details and stories within the story that kids will never tire of this book. The book is perfect for little kids from 4 years and up, but the cartoon feel of the book, reminding me of the ” Finding Waldo” series, is so entertaining that even older kids might steal a peek at it when their baby sister or brother isn’t watching.
I highly recommend this wickedly awesome book!!
Five out of five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️