If I had to choose a book that we read the most in our house, that gets the most love, has the most mended pages, it would be Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson (Puffin Books, 2003). This book has been a favorite in our house for years. When my oldest was around four we stumbled upon this book and fell head over broom for it. This book is brilliant, honestly, I have never once turned down reading it, I read it all month of the year. One year I accidentally packed it up with the other Halloween books and the petites were less than thrilled until we found it.
So when we realized that there was an activity book to go along with Room on the Broom well you can imagine the thrilled squeals and immediate fighting over who could look at it first. This activity book is great, it has lots of stickers which instantly make it all the more fun, bright images from the book, and hours of entertainment for Room on the Broom fans like us. There are puzzles, word searches, cooking projects, tons of sticker puzzles all printed on high gloss paper, it is so well done.
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have created an absolutely lovely tale, so much more than a Halloween story, this is a book about inclusion, celebrating differences, working together, kindness and standing up to bullies. So you can see why we read it all the time, it is a fabulous story. Have I mentioned what a fantastic read aloud it is? It’s so much fun! The book is geared for preschool to second graders. This book has fantastic rhyming sentences (which is why it’s such a great read aloud) as well as suspense, which is a really fun introduction for petites about what a “Page Turner” means.
Also, if you’re a Netflix subscriber they have Room on the Broom and it is 26 minutes of pure delight, Gillian Anderson and Simon Peg are the voices and it is absolutely perfect. (This post is not sponsored by Netflix) So definitely check it out.
If you add one book to your collection this Halloween, we’ve read quite a few and this is by far our favorite.