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This is the story of a good-natured witch and her contented, purring, cat flying through the air on a broomstick without a care in the world - until the wind blows away the witch's hat. When they fly down to retrieve the hat, a polite, helpful dog brings it to them and becomes another passenger on the broom. Throughout the book they also pick up a bird and a frog, making the broom very overcrowded. Then disaster strikes; the broom snaps in two causing the witch to become separated from her friends and a potential meal to a large red dragon.
This is an extremely eye catching and appealing book aimed at preschool and lower primary school children. Donaldson and Schefflers story and illustrations work extremely well together to capture children's attention right from the start of the book. The use of illustration mixed through the large, bold, font makes it seem friendly to a beginner reader. But this is essentially a book for sharing, the use of repetition throughout the story encourages children to join in the reading and the book appeals to their sense of humour with comical allusions:"I'm planning to have WITCH AND CHIPS for my tea". Julia Donaldson has also made a song to accompany the book that children can enjoy singing and performing to.
This is a fantastic book and I cannot recommend it enough.
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Initial post: 5 Jun 2009 08:11:53 BDT
Last edited by the author on 5 Jun 2009 08:12:52 BDT
Ronel B. August says:
I have ordered this book for my friend's twins (they live in the UK). I know she will enjoy reading it to them and they will enjoy it. This review is extremely helpful! Carol sounds like a professional critic/"reviewer" :-)
In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2013 18:42:49 GMT
Ronald lindsay says:
hello david tommlon
i was you to do the librery with me at some point david tommlon. if you would like to help me with the librery books. in the libery there are lads of books. would you help me in the libery at some point david tommlon please woud you help me in the librery wit tommlonh all my books in the librery please david tommlon. please would you help me david with the librery books. in the librery at some point david tommlon. please would you help me david tommlon in the libery with all david tommlon.
kove from mairi lindsay
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