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Room on the broom

by Donaldson, Julia.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 5 of 8 copies
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ACLA Mobile Library Services Preschool - Children's Toddler Books j PS BOARD DONALDSON
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Juvenile Board Books J BB DON
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Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Easy Board Books Board Book
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Toddlers j T DONALDSON Julia
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea DONALDSON Julia
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Collection  Children's Picture Books
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The New York Times bestselling Halloween picture book is now a board book!

This rollicking, rhyming tale from master storyteller Julia Donaldson is the perfect Halloween read-aloud for the youngest listeners. A friendly witch, hungry dragon, and muddy monster learn about friendship, and readers will delight in the surprising (and not too scary) ending.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5-8. Here's a winsome witch: she has a huge nose with a wart but a friendly smile, and her long ginger hair is tied in a polka-dot bow. The wind blows her witch's hat off, and a dog brings it to her and asks if there is room on the broom "for a dog like me." Off they go, but the wind takes the bow in her braid; it is brought back by a green bird, who also asks if there is room on the broom. A storm wrests away the witch's wand; a frog returns it and clambers aboard, too. The witch's broomstick breaks, and she is captured and about to be turned into a dragon's supper, when she is rescued by a four-headed, feathered, and furred monstrous creature. The "monster" is, of course, the witch's new companions and her cat, all ready to help a friend. The rhythm and rhyme are lively and quick, and the pictures partake equally of silly and spooky. The bright red, toothy dragon is particularly impressive. --GraceAnne A. DeCandido"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this lightweight, witty story, helpful animals find "room on the broom" of a generous witch. At first, a striped cat accompanies the cheerful sorceress: "How the cat purred/ and how the witch grinned,/ As they sat on their broomstick/ and flew through the wind." Next, a spotted dog retrieves the witch's flyaway black hat and asks to come aboard. The three riders soon welcome a green parrot (who finds the witch's lost hair ribbon) and a frog (who rescues her wand from the bottom of a pond). When threatened by a dragon, the loyal animals form a "Brementown Musicians" chimera whose "terrible voice,/ when it started to speak,/ was a yowl and a growl/ and a croak and a shriek." The witch repays them by conjuring a cushier vehicle. Donaldson and Scheffler, previously paired for The Gruffalo, emphasize the airborne animals' contentment and evoke sympathy for the broom's driver. In Scheffler's comical panels and insets, the witch has a warty nose and lace-up boots, but wears a pleasant smile; Donaldson puts a spooky/silly spin on the folktale format. The metrical rhyme and goofy suspense aren't groundbreaking, but readers will likely find it refreshing to see a witch playing against type. Ages 4-8. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Witches -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Dragons -- Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Publisher New York :Dial Books for Young Readers,2012
Edition Board book ed.
Contributors Scheffler, Axel, illustrator.
Audience 3.7.
Language English
Notes Cover title.
On board pages.
Description 26 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 17 x 19 cm
ISBN 9780803738416
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