Room on the Broom
Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
From former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson and longtime collaborator Axel Scheffler comes this much-loved tale about a witch and her gang of friends.
While flying with her cat on her broomstick, the wind blows a witch's hat from her head. Luckily, a friendly dog rescues it and, as a reward, is invited to travel with them on the broom. Throughout the tale, she encounters a series of other characters who each help the witch to recover various possessions that she loses along the way - but will there be enough room on the broom for them all?
This favourite picture book is a real delight: an ingenious and humorous story with a rhythmical text that is ideal for reading aloud. Axel Scheffler has artistically surpassed himself with the brightly-coloured illustrations, which give convincing and expressive features to all the different characters.
Julia Donaldson is one of today's most popular writers. Her bestselling titles include The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom. Although she is best-known for her picture books, Julia also writes longer novels, plays and songs. She lives in Glasgow and spends a lot of time on stage performing her brilliant sell-out singalong shows!
Julia Donaldson was the Children's Laureate 2011-13.
Axel was born in Hamburg, Germany. At school he was good at art, but didn't think of a career in illustration until he won a cuddly purple cow in a drawing competition. He moved to England in 1982 to study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art, and then set up home in London.
He was the illustrator for Julia Donaldson's first picture book, A Squash and a Squeeze - the start of a hugely successful partnership. Their bestselling modern classic, The Gruffalo, has sold millions of copies. His books have been translated into 42 languages.
What you thought...
We're a family of witch fans and this book is so much fun to read and very exciting for my little boy. Great opportunity to do silly voices for all the different characters and the rhymes are fab. Love this book!
Lemmy&Zak, 17 Mai 2017
My daughter loves this book, it's short enough to keep her attention but long enough to keep her entertained (18m).
Rosalyn, 17 Mai 2017
I like the story because it has lots of animals and the witch is nice and they are friends. The dragon is a bit scary.
IsabellaM, 10 Mai 2017
We love this book, my little girl knows the rhyme off by heart and it has really helped bring her speech along too!
EvaLucyK, 1 Ebrill 2017
My little one loves cats so really enjoyed all the animals climbing on board.
Daddymango, 22 Ionawr 2017
Julia donaldson is our favourite author. The illustrations are fantastic. Love this book and the lovely witch.
Mrsfraiser, 16 Ionawr 2017
We love this book and can recite it by heart. It is adorable to hear.
Marshal Ariel Sudoku, 14 Ionawr 2017
Very good book.
Sarap14, 24 Tachwedd 2016
Fantastic book, my little girl (4yr) loves the story. I think the rhyming helps her to remember the story as she can now tell it to me.
Ami Mai, 30 Medi 2016
This was recommended to us by Tegans great auntie Anne who reads this to her grandchildren - they love it. And now we love it too.
Laurenandtegan, 31 Awst 2016
I bought this for my 2-and-a-half year son, and this soon became one of his favourites. The rhyming, repetition and illustrations keep his attention throughout the story. My son found a broom in the garden shortly after and was acting out the story using it! Great book for capturing the imagination.
Sharon1, 25 Gorffennaf 2016
My one-year-old really enjoys this story, and finding the animals in the pictures.
Miss hamp, 6 Gorffennaf 2016
We love doing different voices for all the characters - the dragon sounds a bit like Ray Winstone.
Naughtylittleflea, 26 Ebrill 2016
My little boy is 3 and absolutely loves this book one of his favourites. The way it rhymes makes him giggle and he joins in too.
Roberts mummy, 30 Mawrth 2016
A little scary but so much fun
Dinobaby, 17 Mawrth 2016
My son loves the rhyming story and looking for the details in the pictures. This is another fantastic and instantly classic story from the Gruffalo team, with characters that spring straight to life from the pages and just the right amount of mild peril.
Quizny, 22 Chwefror 2016
Myself and daughter love this story, it's fun and exciting :)
Sprinkles15, 26 Ionawr 2016
My son loves this book and watching the film. He loves when I use different voices for the characters. He knows the story so well he is beginning to retell the story independently. We love reading books by Julia Donaldson.
Bee69, 10 Awst 2015
Really enjoyed room on the broom. Have got the audio version also.
Cherubina, 19 Mehefin 2015
This is another one of my personal favourites that I am hoping will also become one of Islas. Throughout the story Isla was alert and smiling, and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the rhyming words as she was kicking and waving her arms.
IslasMumma, 8 Mehefin 2015
My daughter loves the 'noisy' version of this book.
Saffle, 30 Mai 2015
james mcloughlin, england, 10 Mai 2015
a really good book but does get a little tongue tied when trying to keep up with the pace of the story.
abzee22, 12 Ebrill 2015
My 8 week old son loves this book it's his favourite story I think he seems to smile a lot when we are out and about I talk to him about the witch from the book and we talk about the whooosh of her broom stick and he smiles. Sometimes I read him a different book and he cries if I change the book to this one he lays and listens to me read it. I can't wait to see if when he is bigger if it really is his favourite it seems to be. It's a lively book
EdwardBear, 16 Mawrth 2015
We are loving this book in the setting at the moment, we add our dressing up and puppets and props to make the story come alive we really love the dragon!
play learn & grow, 14 Mawrth 2015
Julia continues to create storys my daughter loves shes getting a real collection of fun in her home library
ruby-anne, 24 Ionawr 2015
we have been really enjoying julia donaldson's books. this one is a story about being nice and helping out in a time of need.
space mummy, 23 Ionawr 2015
Remember reading this when I was little, now enjoying it again reading it to my daughter. She loves anything that has a rhyme to it.
Shill, 7 Tachwedd 2014
This is my most favourite book and I know all the words.
Pickle, 2 Tachwedd 2014
Although Juneaux is only 12 weeks she really seemed to enjoy the rhythm of the rhymes in the book. Also it seemed to be just the right length as she was able to enjoy the whole story before losing interest. Good reading practice for Mummy too as some of the rhymes were real tongue twisters!
Queen B, 3 Mai 2014
i love this book because it is about the witch and animals.
krupa, 7 Ebrill 2014
Lovely book, fab rhymes. Great pictures
Avalola, 9 Mawrth 2014
Enjoyed this book. Really like Julia Donaldson
Jewelz, 14 Ionawr 2014
all my kids love this book even the 10yr old and my husband loves the rhyming Julia Donaldson books as they're fun to read aloud.
jo, sheffield, 15 Tachwedd 2013
i love this book i found it really fun to read with my mum xx
princesse summaleigh, 9 Tachwedd 2013
Brilliant rhyming text and a lovely story about how friends help each other out.
Rachael Smithdale, Putney, 10 Hydref 2013
Lisa Spencer, Hornchurch, 7 Hydref 2013
Great book! Both of my girls love it and join in with the rhyme and the story :)
Lioness77, 20 Medi 2013
Love the rhymes in this book. We have the sound book which my daughter loves listening to. Fab book!
Julsbro, 28 Mehefin 2013
We loved this book so much that we ended up buying it. It has a lovely rhyme throughout the book and it makes me smile every time I read it to my son. Lovely illustrations really capture his attention too. The story really flows nicely and my son just loves it.
Ness, 3 Ebrill 2013
My daughters favorite book. We got it out of the library every time we came across it,until buying it recently for her as a treat & in the summer she said as we were walking through mud, we need a belt to cross this bog!! I was very impressed. Started reading this book when she was 2 & a year later we still really enjoy it. Great little song lyrics to sing together, great pictures & a good selection of animals as the characters.
Baby Enzo, 29 Rhagfyr 2012
Fantastic book defo mummys favourite! We love the rhyming in and my little girl (10 months) loves it if you put on different accents for the different characters and do the sound effects too. The story really flows making it easy to remember so you can really get into it and act it out.
oriah-mummy, 18 Rhagfyr 2012
Great Book! My Girls love all the animals that get on the broom with the witch and they look when they help her find the things that have fallen! Great Fun Story!
MayyahQayyah1, 16 Hydref 2012