Today We have Falak Erfan Randerian who is reviewing the book
Book: Room on the Broom
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
If you have been reading my blog and my reviews you must be aware I’m a huge fan of Julia Donaldson. I feel she knows how to narrate tales that are magical & kids instantly fall in love with her work.
Room on the Broom is another book which my 2.5 year old loves; all Julia Donaldson’s books are her favorite. When I read it to her the first time all I got were repeated request of reading the book again. I got the same reaction when I read it in my session, so I have tested the book on not one, not two but a lot of kids.
The story is about a kind hearted witch and her pet cat, they love flying on their broomstick. The witch keeps on dropping her hat, her bow and her wand. These are retrieved by different animals and all the animals want in return is a lift on the witch’s broomstick. The witch allows all of them to fly with her, till the broomstick snaps into two. Suddenly the witch gets in danger, will her new found friends be able to help the kind hearted witch? The story is fun, exciting, rhythmic verses and lots of fun. The kids will fall with the kind hearted witch. Repetition of verses, a lot of drama and a little suspense makes it a complete winner and a must read. I love the book as much as Zoe does; I also love the underlying message on sharing, friendship & trust.
It is an amazing story suitable for 3-8 year olds, but my 2.5 year old is a proof that younger kids will like it as much. Go grab a copy now.
Craft idea: We can make witch hats with Black construction paper as shown in the tutorial by positivelysplendid.com. Click on image to go to the post..