We are excited to bring you “Books We Love”! Every month we will pick our favorite children’s book to add to your to-read list. We would also like to invite you to pick or suggest your favorite book and why you and your children love the book by commenting in the comment section below.
This month, in the spirit of Halloween, we pick Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
The story is about a witch and her cat flying on their broom on a one windy day. The wind blew off the witch’s hat, a dog found the hat and wanted to join the witch and the cat flying on the broom!. So now there are a witch, a cat and a dog on the broom!. Again, the wind blew off the witch’s bow then her wand!. This time around there are two helpful animals; a bird and a frog, they also wanted to join the witch, the cat and the dog flying on the broom. Is there enough room for all of them on the broom? Are they going to meet another animal or maybe a scary creature?.
Why we love this book: This book has the usual Halloween characters, the witch on her broomstick and a creature without being too scary for our young readers. Both my daughter and I are big fans of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler duo. They made story time fun and enticing, children can’t wait to hear/read what’s going to happen on the next page. The rhymes are easy to follow too, after reading a few times, my daughter is able to repeat the rhymes in the book. This book is appropriate for children ages 4 to 8 years old.