Released on 20 September 2002.

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Room on the Broom

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For ages 3-5
4.43 based on 10838 ratings & 634 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. They climb on, one after the next, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two! What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon?

Room on the Broom is a very funny story of quick wits and friendship and will captivate children with Julia Donaldson's irresistible verse and Axel Scheffler's spectacular illustrations.

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Rabbit can't read it all yet, but she definitely finds the new version more approachable and I think the series will be really useful to her as her reading skills develop. And Tiddler was keen to read it too. At first he had a look and said, "Hmm, I don't know all the words...", but then he decided not to let that stop him and sat happily reading the story to himself for several minutes.
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