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Room on the Broom

Written by: Julia Donaldson,Axel Scheffler
Narrated by: Josie Lawrence
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Publisher's Summary

Read by Josie Lawrence, Room on the Broom is a very funny story of quick wits and friendship from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This audiobok edition also includes a song and a read-along track. 

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. 

Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! 

©2001 Julia Donaldson (P)2004 Macmillan Digital Audio

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The rhyming lines on this book really worked for my 3 year old. Amazing narration, 5* for performance

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  • Jim "The Impatient"
  • 14-10-17

Cackle Cackle

I have read this book, often to my grandchildren. I decided to get this audio version, to see the difference in their responses. They loved it, especially whey the witch would Cackle. They giggled and laughed along with the book.

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  • Erin Hearne
  • 13-04-16

Great store

Kids love it. Just like the book, but with singing. Listen to it many times.

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  • BJ Rode
  • 11-06-19

fun!

love the voices, sounds and feel of it. A great story that is interesting and fun

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  • Lauffeuer
  • 06-08-18

Great for in the car with the kids

We start each morning with this book in the car. "Daddy, Broom! Broom!" It's great, we started with the book, they love it, we saw the animated version, they love it, we have this, they love it. It's just about the perfect length for a quick trip to the store, and for longer trips, we can queue up Donaldson's other books, which so far have all been fantastic.

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  • Paul Andrew Haried
  • 02-03-18

Room On the Broom

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

because Children's stories are fun and exciting

What other book might you compare Room on the Broom to and why?

Witches by Roald Dahl

Which scene was your favorite?

when the dragon leaves.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes i did i laughed and cried

Any additional comments?

Witchy and entertaining.

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  • Marisa Benke
  • 01-11-17

Witchy Fun

My kids love this story. We have read the book and watched the animated version so I thought that we'd give the audible a try, we weren't disappointed! The narration is well done and the sound effects add nicely to the story. At about 11 minutes long its a nice length for short car trips and the kids ask for it often.

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  • V J
  • 31-10-16

Book Character

Would you consider the audio edition of Room on the Broom to be better than the print version?

never saw print version

What did you like best about this story?

Loved the music and sound effects; teach 4th graders and they were incredibly engaged!

Which scene was your favorite?

The wind blowing as they flew and te wand flying away into the water.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

not really

Any additional comments?

Great activity to add to Book Character Day!

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  • V Lathrop
  • 28-08-16

Great bedtime story!

My twins love to listen to this before bed! The song and story are both terrific

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  • time2rest
  • 07-03-16

Not appropriate for young children

I thought I was going to love this book because I love some of the authors other books but here is what happened. I put this on for two three year olds and I had a hard time engaging them. Lastly there was one part where the witch crackles and they engaged at that point. It scared them so much they had nightmares that night. This book is not appropriate for three year olds that is for sure.

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  • Just Us Books (M. silva)
  • 19-01-16

cute! <br /><br />

my daughter loves the movie and the book and she is always telling the story as if she was a story teller So I decided to get her this audio Book and she loved it. It is also super cute the way it is told and the music and everything.

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  • Drysdale.James
  • 12-10-16

Lovely performance.

A wonderful performance of a lovely book. Enjoyed by both children, 1 and 4. Children also like the song afterwards.

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  • P E M Lau
  • 26-09-16

A wonderful story, beautifully narrated.

My 2 year old daughter loves Julia Donaldson books, and this is one of her favourites. It really fuels her imagination as she loves animals. I also think the story teaches them compassion and tolerance for other 'species.' And most importantly, looking out for each other.
It's beautifully narrated by Josie Lawrence with a song at the end which my daughter loves and signs along to.

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  • Darya
  • 12-07-11

16 minutes of pleasure

The description doesn't mention, but this audiobook also includes the Room on the Broom song by Julia Donaldson. What a pleasant surprise! My almost 3 y.old loves it and so do I. Highly recommended!!!

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  • Ellie' s dad
  • 28-02-17

Great but very expensive for such a short book

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I think the fact that you don't get the illustrations on an audio book and that it's only 16 minutes long it could have been a lot cheeper or part of a collection. Still great to comfort my daughter in the car for a few minutes

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  • Mrs Steede
  • 03-11-16

great for car journeys with my toddler daughter

I bought this for my daughter as she loves the book she now spends most car journeys singing the song.

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  • J. Nicholas
  • 13-04-13

Another Magical Tale from Donaldoson

Julie Donaldson has written several of my children favourite books, and this has gone straight up to the top few. Once again the pace, imagery and characters hold the rapt attention of not only my 8 year old daughter but also my 2 year old. I would recommend this book to anyone with children who love a magical story that transports you into a different world.

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  • Caroline Carr
  • 23-12-12

Room On The Broom



My little girl loves this story and the narrator doesn't disappoint! Excellent rhyming and brilliantly read!

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  • helen kneebone
  • 10-01-22

my special needs yong lady love this book

love this book , she listen to it . keeped asking for more and more

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-09-21

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  • Tiggy
  • 04-09-21

Great Read

my son loves this, the actual book, the audio book and the tv adaption. Great for grown ups too

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  • Beth
  • 13-10-19

We love it!

Julia Donaldson's books are sublime and the narration is fantastic. We just love this audiobook.