Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition
Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
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If ever a picturebook was worth celebrating it is Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s marvellous story of the scatty witch and her animal friends, and this special edition, marking the book’s 15th anniversary, deserves a place on every child’s bookshelf. Extras include an author’s note from Julia Donaldson, revealing that she based the witch on herself – apparently she’s always dropping and losing things! There are early sketches from Axel Scheffler’s sketchbook too which are equally fascinating and provide a glimpse into his approach to the illustrations. And the story itself is as much of a joy today as on publication, Donaldson’s jolly rhyming text perfectly paired with Scheffler’s equally lively illustrations. ~ Andrea Reece
A Note from the Author The idea for Room on the Broom came about when I started to think about witches and cats. Witches in storybooks, you see, are almost always accompanied by cats and, of course, the cats often ride with the witches on the backs of their broomsticks. What would happen, I wondered, if a witch didn’t just have a cat but lots of animals? Would they all travel with her? How would they all fit onto a broomstick? And how much weight can one broom carry? And that’s where the basic storyline came from.
Room on the Broom 15th Anniversary Edition by Julia Donaldson
Fifteen years after it was first published, the kindly witch and her helpful animal friends continue to delight children and adults the world over. Iggety, ziggety, zaggety, ZOOM.....it's Happy Birthday to a truly magnificent broom! A new, limited edition of the modern classic Room on the Broom.
The Room on the Broom was created by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the most successful picture book partnership ever. Join the witch and her cat, a dog, a bird and a frog as they thwart the greedy dragon in this special anniversary edition.
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