The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick when the wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. Luckily, three helpful animals find them and offer to return them to her – all they want in return is a ride on the broom! But will there be room for her and her new friends?
This story is a wonderful example of a story with great rhyming throughout, which children are often able to follow and participate in. The characters are also very well portrayed by the illustrator, and their facial expressions really bring them to life. This book is perfect to read aloud to foundation and key stage 1 children, it is a great story of quick wits and friendship. There are plenty of opportunities to discuss the characters and what they think of each other as well as the situations they encounter.
From the creators of The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom is a brilliant story about the power of friendship. The animals help the witch find her belongings and then save her from a dragon! In her gratitude she performs a magic spell and creates a magnificent new broom which has room for all of her friends. The witch and her animal friends all work together and the result is an exciting, funny story which will capture the imaginations of children and adults alike.
Having previously been Children’s Laureate, Julia Donaldson is one of today’s best-loved writers, with her books being sold in over 40 languages. She is best known for her bestselling picture books including The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. She and her illustrator, Axel Scheffler, have won numerous awards for their work.
This film is a fantastic adaptation of the popular book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. The animation is a joy to watch and the characters are brought to life with beautiful and colourful illustrations. The story is full of humour and has many opportunities for discussion and learning. It is perfect for younger children and families and would make a lovely addition to any home cinema collection.
Room on the Broom is available to buy as a DVD from Amazon and other online retailers. It is also available to stream on platforms such as Apple TV, Google Play Movies and YouTube.
Have you ever helped someone and not asked for anything in return? How did it make you feel? Would you be happy to let a dog, bird and frog join you on your broom?