|Published:||July 11th 2017||Pages:||24|
Join the witch and her animal friends for a broomstick adventure in this classic tale - now in an oversized board book with a fresh cover design! How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind. 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. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird, and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before... SNAP! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast! A very funny story of quick wits and friendship, The Room on the Broom is another smash hit from the unparalleled picture-book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This handy oversized board book format is perfect for younger readers. It features the classic story with a stunning redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have for even the smallest Donaldson and Scheffler fans!
Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved children's books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her most recent picture books include The Detective Dog, The Everywhere Bear, What the Ladybird Heard Next, and What the Ladybird Heard on Holiday. Julia also writes fiction for young readers, including the Princess Mirror-Belle series, illustrated by Lydia Monks, and several middle grade novels, as well as poems, plays, and songs. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognizable, warm, witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. He also illustrates the popular Pip and Posy series. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Axel now lives with his family in London, England. Together, Julia and Axel have collaborated on eight bestselling picture books, including the modern classics The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Snail and the Whale, and more!