Monday, October 3, 2011

Room on the Broom

I love the fall - crisp weather, long pants, pumpkins and leaves.  Growing up holidays were always a big deal in my family.  Every year my mom would collect dead branches and make a Halloween tree, cook chili and have a witches cauldron filled with apple juice and bubbling with dry ice.  So I especially love Halloween.

Great holiday books can sometimes be hard to come by but we love Room on the Broom written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.  It tells the story of a friendly witch who always finds more room on her broom for her friends - until it finally snaps.  When the witch lands she is faced with a dragon and her friends are no where to be seen.

The story and illustrations are simple but fun.  The story has a light rhyming rhythm to it and is a fun Halloween book to read with kids.  So if you are in search of a Halloween read - this is our favorite one we have found.  Do you have any favorites?

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