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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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10th March '17
EAJ06 read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
A book about a witch.
She is riding on her broom but all the animals come and share it with her.
9th September '16
I read it to gruffle aged 3 aged 3 & to Froze aged 5 aged 5
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My 3 year old and 5 year old love this book.
Join the witch and her cat for a broomstick adventure! The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their journey, collected more friends along the way until the broomstick snaps in two...
My 2 get really into the story of this book.
15th October '17
I read it myself (an adult) & to Eviebookworm aged 2 aged 2
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A fabulous rhyming tale of the witch and the friends she picks up along her way. My two year old loves the mild peril of a dragon chasing the witch and always hurrahs when out the cauldron appears 'a truly magnificent broom!' . One of our top ten books. 
28th May '16
I read it myself (an adult) , to Christopher_Thor aged 5 aged 5 , to Adam_Barry aged 4 aged 4 & to Anneliisa aged 2 aged 2
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I had heard of this book previously of course, who could have escaped the hype around Julia Donaldson and Gruffalo but hadn't actually read it before our pre-schooler came home with the book from school. 
Just like in Gruffalo the text it written in poems which work very well, the story is funny and just and of course there's a happy ending - to some, not all ;)
Loving the book probably just as much as the kids, if not more.
27th March '18
MuzFuz10 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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This is my favourite story ever. I first heard this story at nursery and I now read it to my little sister. Its so much fun and I love that it rhymes. We all know this story so well we act it out.
Everyone should read this book.
20th September '16
I read it to Montymoo aged 5 aged 5
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Just brilliant!!! My son is nearly 6 and still adores this. Illustrations are brilliant, and our favourite part is when the broom snaps in two!! 
29th September '18
I read it to AmeliaRose aged 3 aged 3 & to CharlieBear aged 1 aged 1
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We love this book, we love the characters, although my daughter is a bit frightened of the dragon! We love the adventure they go on and how all the animals are included on the broom 
23rd January '17
I read it to Pickle2010 aged 6 aged 6 , to Turbo aged 5 aged 5 & to Doodles aged 1 aged 1
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Another lovely book by Julia Donaldson, we always read it at Halloween, poor Winnie has a night of calamity but makes firm friends on the way. It's full of good humour and lovely prose all set off perfectly with wonderful illustrations.
5th July '18
I read it myself (an adult) , to Gymnastjay aged 5 aged 5 & to Year 1kw aged 5 to 6
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Another great story from Julia and Axel. This one is about friendship; the witch flies on her broom and drops some of her things. Each time she drops something, an animal helps her retrieve it and then, in turn, takes a ride on her broom. All is going well, until the broom becomes too full and snaps!! 
3rd October '17
I read it to Work aged 3 to 7
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Another wonderful story by Julia Donaldson and again beautifully illustrated! A perfect addition to the bookshelf! 
27th April '16
I read it to Lewis aged 5 aged 5 & to Owen C aged 3 aged 3
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After reading The Gruffalo for years we discovered Room on the Broom and we love it - a great story about about a lovely witch who picks up different characters along her journey. 
As you'd expect it's a great rhyming story which the kids have quickly learnt and love shouting out with the story - "Whoosh!" 
Brilliant, I throughly enjoy reading this book with the kids - Illustrations are fantastic - An all round awesome book :)
3rd July '16
I read it to SophieKelly aged 3 aged 3
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I love Room on the Broom - it's a great next step after the Gruffalo - same concept of meeting characters along the way and each meeting following a set "format" - but there's so much more vocabulary. We saw the Tall Stories version at the theatre.... where the cat gets progressively miffed as the witch allows another animal on to the broom, so we now add that interpretation to our discussion of the book. Its a really great one to role play as well .... pretending to be the animals, collecting items to put in the cauldron, mixing them together.... taping your broomstick and saying "whooooooosh". 
30th August '16
I read it to Kendra aged 5 aged 5
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We love everything about his book. My daughter loves hearing it and I love reading it. She knows it word for word now.  Great pictures and story line. Would recommend this book to friends and family. 
3rd July '17
Littlelady read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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I love this book , i have been reading it to my little brother , I like witches , the story is good for my age , all the characters are differnt
10th July '17
I read it to Zelmus aged 1 aged 1
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Lovely book. my daughter loves it. It is a nice story from a Witch on the broom with different animals. educational and fun. It has wonderful rhymes.
Nicely illustrated.
10th December '17
I read it to E-hannonle aged 7 aged 7 , to J-hannonle aged 9 aged 9 & to A-hannonle aged 4 aged 4
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As a parent it's really easy to read and doesn't take too long, so great for bed time. The children love the story of the different animals coming together and the repetition is fun for them to join in. 
17th January '17
I read it to DylanC08 aged 8 aged 8 & to FinnC11 aged 5 aged 5
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Such a brilliant book! A favourite for my children. My daughter used this book when learning to read and could read it work for word by the time she was 2. 
2nd August '16
Checkywoo read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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We have been reading this to our daughter since she was about 3 and often acted out the story using props and funny voices.  Now she is 5 she is starting to read it to herself which she is really enjoying.  It's a lovely story about making friends and helping each other. There is a dragon who tries to be scary but ends up being scared off himself, so not scary after all!  A great classic kids book!
31st May '18
I read it to M1m1louise aged 8 aged 8 , to O11ie aged 7 aged 7 , to Georgepickle aged 0 months aged 0 & to Henn aged 4 aged 4
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We love this book. The rhyming makes it so appealing and the illustrations are hilarious. There are lots of things happening in the background and the rhyming means it's great for new readers to try their hand at. Great book. 
16th November '18
I read it to Soapy aged 1 aged 1
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Another brilliant Donaldson creation! True to her reputation This book is wonderful.  A real treat to read with your little people.
6th March '17
I read it to Dinosaur Boy aged 5 aged 5
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A witch loses her hat, her wand and her bow which are then found by various animals who take a ride on her broom. They come together to deal with a hungry dragon when they fall into a bog. 

Written in rhyme in true Julia Donaldson style, this is yet another story that will engage young children. 
The repetition too, will keep the children entertained allowing them to join in with the reading. 

The familiar illustrations by Axel Scheffler add to the charm of the book which you'll soon be reading often enough to know the words off by heart.
15th September '16
I read it to Ckelly2013 aged 3 aged 3
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This book is a firm favourite in our house!  We brought this book in a bundle of Julia Donaldson books. 
The illustrations are excellent, bright and eye catching. The story has repetition which makes it easy for my 3 year to follow. It's funny and has a clear message about being nice and helping each other out. 
My daughter loves to dragon part the best and shouts out that the dragon is trying to eat the witch! 
I highly recommend this book. 
2nd August '16
Littlelegs838 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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This is a firm family favourite for my 6 & 9yr old. My 6yr old is now able to read the story to herself & the rhyming sentances help her to make the story & words flow. 
17th January '17
I read it to Superhero aged 5 aged 5
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Read this to my son and he read to me, he loved it ! With a heart felt ending x
30th August '17
I read it myself (an adult) , to THughes14 aged 7 aged 7 , to HHughes28 aged 4 aged 4 & to PHughes22 aged 2 aged 2
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A favourite book in our house. We just love it. Another amazing book by Donaldson and Scheffler. We love the story, the rhymes, the illustrations. Everything. 
It's been read to my daughter so many times she now finishes off I'm the sentences. 
Who couldn't love this book, such wonderful characters; the witch, cat, dog, bird and frig and not to mention the Dragon who wants to have with and chips for his tea.
29th February '16
Piglet read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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A delighful adventure which sees a kindly witch acquire a number of passengers to her broomstick. The poem is very pacy, and the repetitive rthymy means that it not long before children are joining in with the words. The pictures are great too and match the jollyness and quirkyness of the story. A sure fire hit with young listeners.
31st May '16
I read it to Ivy aged 3 aged 3
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My daughter Ivy and myself absolutely love this book. The words flow nicely so my daughter now remembers words and reads along. The illustrations are lovely. My daughter really enjoys the story and asks to read it again and again. 
19th March '16
I read it to HarryDH aged 6 aged 6 & to ImmySC aged 1 aged 1
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We love the julia donaldson books and this is no exception. The illustrations and the rhyming of the story is wonderful for all ages. My 6 year old and 2 year old really enjoy listening to it. Such a wonderful book, and full of laughter too in our house!
23rd November '16
I read it to Hermione aged 7 aged 7 & to Rocky aged 3 aged 3
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This is my absolute favourite Julia Donaldson book! I never get tired of reading it and my children never get tired of listening to it. Beautiful rhythms and rhymes. The right level of "scariness" for little ones. Cannot recommend highly enough.
25th October '17
I read it to Topjosh aged 4 aged 4 & to Sophieduck aged 2 aged 2
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Brilliant book with detailed illustrations. Easy to follow story which held the attention of both a 4 & 2 year old. 
31st May '16
I read it to Hllatchem06 aged 3 aged 3
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This is a favourite in our house, the story is great length to keep them interested and entertained, the rhymes/Poems keep it interesting, fabulously ilistrated too with such detailed. Julia donaldson at her best. 
6th September '17
I read it to Jd2204 aged 8 aged 8 & to Md2006 aged 5 aged 5
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Fantastic book with funny characters!
10th March '18
I read it to Miss-ie-davis aged 5 aged 5
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Another Julia Donaldson hit! The characters, fantastic use of rhyme and great use of language make it a book that can be read many times over, remaining equally as enjoyable!
1st May '16
I read it to Belle aged 7 aged 7 & to Harri aged 4 aged 4
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A brilliant book, the characters come alive as you read. The rhyming style makes the book flow easily and the story is fun to read for adults and children. It's a very entertaining story which children will love to read again and again. Both my children loved this book. 
27th February '18
I read it to charlottec11 aged 6 aged 6 & to AmeliaC14 aged 3 aged 3
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Both of my girls love this book so much. It's a lovely book about friendship. We love how to start with the cat doesn't want anyone to join them and in the end they all bond and group together to save the witch from the dragon. The words and illustrations are amazing. We are huge fans of Julia Donaldson books.
26th June '17
Mylesydr read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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Another lovely book by Julia Donaldson, lovely illustrations and story. My little boy is 6 and still likes to read this.
21st February '18
I read it to Mt13 aged 4 aged 4 & to Ht15 aged 2 aged 2
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Another wonderful book by Julia Donaldson. Great rhyming fun story with fab illustrations 
7th February '18
Emilia read it themselves aged 1 aged 1
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Emilia loves this book we read it every night 
15th August '18
Moorend read it themselves aged 4 to 7
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A great favourite of our Reception pupils, a book that they like to read again and again. Great humour and rhyme. The illustrations are captivating.
28th February '17
I read it to BellaC aged 3 aged 3
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As with all Julia Donaldson books, this was a big hit in our house. The familiar rhythm of the words drew my daughter's attention right away. She loved seeing what animal would be next onto the broom
9th October '18
I read it to AParry aged 2 aged 2 , to EParry aged 9 months aged 0 & to ESParry aged 7 aged 7
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I've read this book to my daughters so many times I can recite it by heart. My two eldest daughters always ask for this as a bedtime story. An exciting story full of magic and generosity. We love everything about this book; beautiful illustrations, rhyming text and fantastic characters. 
25th December '14
Read to a child aged 1
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All my children have loved this book and I love reading it. The illustrations are fabulous and the rhyming Is perfect for helping children to read. I love the fact that the witch is nice rather than evil too.
1st February '17
I read it to Ragdollkhanbaby aged 5 aged 5
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The great illustrations and rhyming that you come to expect from a Julia Donaldson book.  Nice undertone of working together as a group and being friends.  Highly recommended and a welcome addition to our JD collection!
16th October '16
I read it to RubyShep aged 2 aged 2
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Love reading this book my little girl nearly knows it off by heart
22nd February '17
I read it to tigger11 aged 4 aged 4 & to daisymae aged 6 aged 6
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This book is wonderful, beautifully illustrated with a fantastic story. You can't help but fall in love with each and every character in the book. The story flows with a wonderful bounce and such wonderful descriptions. This book will become a top favorite with both children and adults. I love reading this to the children and creating unique voices for each character that joins the others with the witch on the broom. This book is full of wonder and imagination and I know that you will learn the entire book off by heart just like me heehee. A wonderful adventure about finding lost things and meeting new friends along the way. A joy to read. Each character was enchanting and had their own super personality. A story of friendship, kindness and trust.
25th December '14
Read to children aged 3 & 7
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We love this book. he characters jump out at us ad the rhyming words really keep both my children's attention. We have read it together so many times that both children can tell me what's coming next. I would recommend this for children of all ages!
28th January '16
I read it to Spencer aged 5 aged 5
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Fun to read - silly voices and everything!  All of the books in this range capture imagination but this book had regular phrases which meant everyone could join in together! "Woosh!"
25th December '14
Read to children aged Under 1 , 3 , 4 & 5
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Room on the Broom is a wonderful story of kindness and friendship! The witch accepts every animal onto her broom until the broom can no longer hold them- once broken she creates a new broom with special space for each character. They story shows acceptance of everyone, and would teach the valuable message to be kind and caring. As a teaching assistant in an infant school I can speak for a range of ages and all children love this story!
11th October '17
I read it to Mt13 aged 4 aged 4 & to Ht15 aged 2 aged 2
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Beautiful illustrations. Another great story from an amazing author. Great story line about a witch and her broom who finds friends along her way 
22nd March '18
I read it to Madh aged 2 aged 2
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By far our favourite Julia donaldson book. We love the rhyming words, the storyline, the creatures and  the magnificent spell at the end! My son was really engaged considering it's quite a long story. 
30th November '17
I read it to mrbear aged 7 aged 7 & to mrfox aged 3 aged 3
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One of our favourite Julia Donaldson books. My son loves making the 'whoosh' noises while we read it.
21st August '18
I read it to Anas aged 3 aged 3
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Book was exciting and lots happening
witch is kind but the cat is rather mean
its an adventure type 
5th April '17
I read it to CalPas aged 2 aged 2
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One of the first books my son was given, this was the first book he would request we read him (long before he could talk!). He would cry if we didn't!! Luckily it's enjoyable enough to read over and over again. It has everything a kid could want - a witch, animals, a dragon... Love the illustrations. 
24th March '17
I read it to joshgok aged 6 aged 6 & to JakeGOK aged 4 aged 4
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Fantastic verse that children love! I read this book for about 4 hours one day at work to groups of children, but I didn't get bored and the rhymes flowed from the tongue with ease, the children loved it too.

The dragon at the end can be a bit scary, as he threatens to eat the witch, but he doesn't.
13th November '17
I read it to joshgok aged 7 aged 7 & to JakeGOK aged 5 aged 5
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I actually like this book a lot.  It's a great story all year round, but it's especially good for halloween because the main character is a very friendly witch.  She is so kind, she lets so many animals hop on to her broom, until it SNAPS and they all tumble down to the ground...waiting on the ground is a dragon who can't wait to gobble up the witch (chips or no chips, he wants to eat her!!) but her new friends that she met along the way and showed kindness to help her out and scare away the dragon!! And then, the witch makes an even better broom, with room for every one!

Lovely, not scary and great to do voices for the witch and the dragon.  
13th September '17
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 2 aged 2
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Sophie loves this book we have th audio version too. A witch who goes on a broom ride with her animal companions. Great illsutrations.
7th January '15
Read to children aged Under 1 & 4
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Julia Dinaldson writes the most beautiful rhyming stories with just enough repetition. This book is a delightful story of friendship and the illustrations are beautiful. A real favourite of ours xx
19th August '17
I read it to Edup aged 4 aged 4
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Julia Donaldson is a favourite in our house and this book does not disappoint. 
The witch is not scary and its great that they all go on an adventure together. 
We also have this in a sound book where my daughter enjoys pressing the corresponding pictures to make the funny sounds and this adds to the story.
The great thing about the book is my 7 year old also still enjoys it as she can now read it to her sister and they have great fun together saying the rhymes. Lovely to watch.
20th November '16
I read it to lewis1 aged 5 aged 5
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This is my sons favourite book. He knows all the words, its a great rhyming book. The illustrations are fantastic. Its great to see who the witch meets next. A fabulous book, its a must read.
6th August '17
I read it to CalPas aged 2 aged 2
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This was the first story our son would ask for, from even a few months old! Great story with rhyming, great illustrations. One we have read again and again. 
15th December '17
Brianna read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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I like this one too
13th October '17
I read it to JasperM555 aged 2 aged 2
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Personally my favourite so is often read in our house!! 

Jasper loves the dragon and the broom in the end and I just love the way the story unfolds. well written and thoroughly enjoyable (whether 2 or 32!) 
26th October '14
Read to a child aged 8
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Great story and pictures.all her books are great .
30th January '15
Read to a child aged 5
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This was another great book to add to our julia donaldson collection. And mirren loved this book to she liked that the pictures were very detailed and that the book was rhyming as she can then help me read it to her little brother. This book was a great book about kindness and friendship and how a little kindness can go a long way. And very well done to. This is going to be one of the books we will go back to time and time again.
25th March '15
Read to a child aged 2
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Who couldn't love a book featuring a witch (and chip) eating dragon, an OCD frog and a clumsy witch. A tale of unlikely friendships and teamwork that is loved by both adults and children alike. It's lovely to read with rhymes rolling off the tongue, and the illustrations are detailed and engaged and I spot some new detail everytime it's read. (A lot). Definitely one of our favourite books. It might, just might, even be a tiny bit more of a favourite than this writing teams classic, the gruffalo.
25th July '18
I read it to MiniBookworm aged 7 aged 7
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This book was my son's favourite for many years, I used to read it to him as a baby and then he'd read it to me in his first year of school.  He loved to listen to the rhythm of the verse and now reads it out loud with the same expressions and pauses! He particularly loved the end and the message that, when you care about, and connect to other people, then there's always a way to make room for them.  Highly recommend this book to parents as a perfect picture book to enjoy together.
26th June '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
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This is a great book. The rhyming is fantastic and the pictures are detailed and really interesting. My children enjoy retelling me the story afterwards and we often go into conversation about it. Definitely recommend this book. 
2nd February '18
I read it to Ellawall aged 5 aged 5
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My daughter is obsessed with this book! The story keeps her on the edge of her seat, it's a great adventure story. The illustrations are lovely as always and help the story. 
21st June '17
I read it to decemberbaby aged 6 months aged 0 & to Preschool Green Group aged 2 to 5
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Room on the Broom is my favourite Julia Donaldson story! I love the concept, the rhymes are inventive and playful, the illustrations are beautiful, the characters are all loveable. I particularly love the way that the witch's cat becomes more exasperated as the story goes on.  I have read it to children between the ages of 1 and 6 and they have all loved the story (although I did once make the dragon a little too scary and frightened some of the children in my nursery class...).  We read this book every year for Halloween, but it's also requested frequently throughout the year. 
14th November '17
I read it to Alexa aged 2 aged 2
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Just a wonderful book.  One enthralled 2 year old who very quickly got the idea and was joining in and an interested one year old who was pointing to the different characters on the broom.  
Very happily read by the 8 year old, giving great opportunities to discuss with the younger ones. 
I wasn’t sure if it would be too grown up, particularly the illustrations, but no, they loved it.  
23rd August '18
I read it to TRSlow aged 7 aged 7 & to LSlow aged 3 aged 3
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Another classic by Julia Donaldson that we love. We have alot of her books. Tulisa and Lily (7 and 3) both love this story, they love the colourful illustrations and the fact that the witch is not scary but very clumsy which they found hilarious. They also loved all the animals that were involved and ask me to re-read the story again when its finished. A great story for any age! 
26th April '17
I read it to Max22 aged 3 aged 3
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I bought this to read to my 3year old grandson after a relative recommended it.
It's written in easy rhyming form, simple to understand and great pictures for little ones to follow.
I bought it as a  bedtime story for Mac's sleepover and he enjoyed it so much we read it 3 times!! .A well written book ,really enjoyable.
26th October '14
Read to a child aged 1
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This book is brilliant, it reads easy and after a while you start memorising the lines and can recite it by heart whilst on a walk or cuddling with your baby. My little one loves it. Great book with great illustrations. We love it!
30th July '16
I read it to Noah aged 6 aged 6 & to Flynn aged 3 aged 3
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This is another fantastic story by Julia Donaldson with amazing illustrations by Axel Scheffler. The story follows a witch and her cat on their travels. When the wind blows away the witch's things some new friends help her find them and then together they go on an amazing adventure. There is great excitement and a little danger when a dragon is introduced and the friends must work together to help each other out. The story has the familiar rhyming text and lovely sing song feel of a Julia Donaldson book. It is a lovely read for little ones and a great story to pick up again and again.
30th October '17
I read it to mrbear aged 6 aged 6 & to mrfox aged 2 aged 2
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One of our Julia Donaldson favourites, and not just at Hallowe'en. It's a lovely story about friendship, and the rhymes roll easily off the tongue. Even my younger boy knows it almost by heart.
1st March '18
I read it to mrbear aged 7 aged 7 & to mrfox aged 3 aged 3
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One of our favourite Julia Donaldson books. The repetition is great for the little ones.
11th May '18
I read it to Vicky1 aged 3 aged 3
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Keeps my child entertained and is perfect length to keep her entertained while potty training. She finds this book so funny
14th November '18
I read it to EbanPick aged 4 aged 4 & to AbernathyPick aged 1 aged 1
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My absolute favourite Julia Donaldson and that is a tough choice!

A lovely tale of magic, friendship where nobody gets left behind.

We all love reading this book and it never gets old.
27th May '16
I read it to Henry aged 5 aged 5 & to Lois aged 3 aged 3
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Absolute favourite in our house, with everyone joining in all the whooshes!!
20th June '16
I read it to Markie aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
We really enjoyed this book. We love that it flows making it easy to read like many other Julia Donaldson stories. The story has a phrase which is repeated throughout, making it fun for children to remember and join in. The characters are lovely as are the illustrations. A firm family favourite to be read again and again.
27th May '16
I read it to Eric aged 5 aged 5 , to Ame aged 7 aged 7 & to Nutmeg aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Amazing funny book ,we love this all the pictures are very well drawn and Donaldson has a unique writing style which rhymes but is not forced,great story about a kind witch who keeps losing things but gaining friends.
7th November '17
I read it to Joeyr aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My son loves this book so much I have lost count how many times we have read it.
The characters are good  fun although when he was under 3 he wasn't keen on the dragon. 
24th November '17
I read it to NancieNoodles aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
Had so much fun reading this story! A lovely family story for all ages. 
Feels like as readers we have joined the witch on her busy night flying around on her broom. Oh what fun!
15th September '17
I read it to joshgok aged 7 aged 7 & to JakeGOK aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This book grew on me each time I read it (picture the scene, I was dressed as a witch, in an old prison cell of a tower, reading this book over and over to groups of children, for 4 hours!!)

I like to put on the voice of the witch to make the story more exciting.

Lovely rhyming, with a nice flow and well illustrated. The moral is that if you're nice to people, they will look after you too!
8th December '18
I read it to Effie13 aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Beautifully written and illustrated, this really is a gem of a book that all three of my children have enjoyed hundereds of times.
The book offers adventure and suspense in a heartwarming story of kindness and friendship. 
Like all Julia Donaldson books it has a beautiful turn of phrase and language that the children can join in with.
The book tells the story of a witch, a cat and their broomstick. On their journey they meet a number of other animals, not all of whom want to be friends.
30th December '16
I read it to FreyasBooks aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
What a fabulous little book that is so much fun as it has such a fun flow to it that you never want to put it down. My little girl asks me to read this book at-least 5 times a day as she can not get enough. Highly recommended! 
7th February '16
I read it to Train boy aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
A rhyming story which follows a delightfully friendly witch and her cat through the air on a broomstick.After various mishaps ranging from the witches hat being blown away by the wind, to wands being dropped in a pond - the witch and her cat meet many other animal friends who help her find her items. Disaster strikes when the broom snaps in two and a dragon thinks he would like to have the witch for his tea. Thank fully, all the witches new friends come to her rescue in an inventive and humorous way.
Not only have both of my sons loved this book, it is such a nice read for me. The rhyming prose is very well arranged (Julia Donaldson is SO good at this) and Axel Schefflers illustrations are charming. I highly recommend this book.
5th June '17
I read it to Babyeva29 aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Brought this book for my daughter after reading the gruffalo it's now become one of our bedtime favourites 
9th August '17
I read it to Jaanu aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
My son loves Julia Donaldson books and this is his fav. We love reading it together as the rhyme makes it easy for him to remember the words. 
1st November '17
I read it to samy aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
Aperfect book for 4 year olds, it can help you teach the child how to read in a very engadging way as the animals join the witch one by one.
2nd October '17
I read it to ElijahG aged 4 aged 4 & to MarthaG aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
Another great book from Julia Donaldson.  As always the rhymes are memorable so it's easy to read, and chances to do silly voices!  Lovely book.
16th May '17
I read it to Granny's house aged 2 to 5
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4 stars
The children found this enjoyable and choose it to be read often. The inclusion of everyone on the broom  is good for them, and helps talk about playing nicely together 
15th June '17
I read it to Laceywarrilow28 aged 6 aged 6
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4 stars
We love this book. It's been one that the kids bring home from school regularly. 
They love to finish the sentences and guess what happens next. They love to get involved and tall about the characters. 
My daughter in particular loves witches. And loves the illustrations 
12th April '18
I read it to Cece aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
My niece turns 18 this year and this remains her all time favourite book. 

Her cousin, my 4 year old daughter, likes it a lot too. Although not her favourite Julia Donaldson (I think this honour still goes to The Gruffalo) she loves the delicate, unforced rhyming evident in all books by this author and enjoys the formulaic progression of the story - the witch drops something from her broom, goes to pick it up and collects another animal to ride with her at the same time. When the witch's broom can take no more weight she finds herself in hot water with a scary dragon but not surprisingly her trusted feline companion and her new animal friends save the day. 

My daughter particularly likes the repeated phrases and joins in when she can. Alex Scheffler's illustrations are also as evocative as ever and, as always, compliment the lyrical narrative beautifully. 

The 4 star rating is only because there are Julia Donaldson books my daughter likes a weeny bit more, but perhaps I have been a bit harsh - if only there was a 4.5 !
20th February '16
Belllboo read it themselves aged 8 aged 8
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4 stars
This was one of my favourite books when I was small.  And I still like it.  My mum reads it good with all the voices.  I like the pictures and the rhymes in this book.
26th July '17
Class read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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3 stars
A fun story, children love hearing this book and have a go at reading themselves. Personally it's not one of my favourite Julia Donaldson stories but children enjoy it.
12th April '17
Zaki read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
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3 stars
Its too babyish for 4/5 year olds. But its a good book if you're younger.
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Julia Donaldson is a highly talented author of some of the best-loved children’s books in the world.  Born in London in 1948 she grew up with her younger sister Mary who she loved to create imaginary characters with.  

She started her career as a singer-songwriter, writing mainly for children’s television. One of these...

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About Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler Biography

Axel Scheffler is an acclaimed illustrator, animator and more recently author of children's books. He was born in Hamburg in 1957 and moved to England in 1982 in order to study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art. He then worked for a variet...

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