Room on the Broom #Giveaway

by Dawn

5 Minutes for Books staff reviewer Dawn received a copy of this book to facilitate her review and giveaway.

room-on-the-broomThere’s a chill in the air (at least where I live!), and as the calendar switches over to October this week, there’s one thing on the minds of my children– Halloween. We have made no headway in the costume decision making process that we started, at least in conversation, over the summer, but there is one thing that I’m always prepared to do each fall. We have one bookshelf dedicated to holiday/seasonally themed books, so I will soon be filling a basket with all of our fall titles to be placed in a handy spot in the living room. This year, we are lucky to add a classic to our collection with Julia Donaldson’s Room on the Broom.

Though first published over a decade ago, Room on the Broom remains much loved and revisited every year by teachers and parents with their children. The simple story follows a witch atop her trusty broom, with her feline friend by her side. However, the wind proceeds to cause problem after problem for her. The upside is that with each problem, the witch befriends a new creature who asks about room on her broom. In the end, the witch is happy to find that her kindness pays off when her new friends come to her rescue!

Told in rhyme, this is a cute story that isn’t scary for young children but features some familiar Halloween-themed images. The illustrations by Axel Scheffler are cartoon-like, with all characters featuring big eyes and wide grins, and a colorful palette makes up the outdoor images, lighted by the moon.

Enter to win

Get ready for some story time fun with Room on the Broom and the new collection of plush figures representing some of the characters in the book. We’re happy to have a hardcover copy of the book up for giveaway today, along with the winner’s choice of one of the plush toys.

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When she's not reviewing books, 5 Minutes for Books contributor Dawn (and her online alter ego, morninglight mama) can be found blogging at my thoughts exactly and contributing to The DC Moms.

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1 Alvina Castro September 30, 2013 at 3:23 am

the dragon! Its adorable

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2 Shannon Leigh September 30, 2013 at 9:30 am

The dragon, in close second the witch.

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3 Kristie September 30, 2013 at 10:29 am

I definitely like the dragon! :-)

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4 DEBIJOT September 30, 2013 at 10:41 am

Love the Witch

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5 Kerrie Mayans September 30, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I like the red dragon.

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6 happymomc September 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm

The dragon or the witch!

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7 Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 30, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I like the dragon!

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8 amyc September 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I like the dragon. Cute!

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9 amyc September 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I think my daughter would like the dragon. Cute!

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10 amyc September 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

My daughter likes the dragon most.

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11 Ellen B September 30, 2013 at 3:27 pm

the cat for sure

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12 Anne September 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm

The dragon is great. thanks.

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13 Jessica Grigsby September 30, 2013 at 4:43 pm

The dragon is adorable.

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14 Wehaf September 30, 2013 at 4:54 pm

I love the tiger-striped cat!

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15 Cindi September 30, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I will go with the Tiger…
Thanks, Cindi

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16 Kim September 30, 2013 at 8:08 pm

love that tiger!!!

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17 Heather September 30, 2013 at 10:33 pm

My kids would like the cat!

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18 nickie September 30, 2013 at 11:39 pm

The dragon is cute, but I’d pick the witch.

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19 Shannon Baas October 1, 2013 at 5:07 am

I love the dragon.

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20 Janet W. October 1, 2013 at 5:38 am

I’d probably choose the Dragon!

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21 Terra Heck October 1, 2013 at 6:37 am

I really like the dragon. Thanks.
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22 beth shepherd October 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

The tiger for sure

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23 Sheila K. October 1, 2013 at 11:21 am

I like the dragon!

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24 Tarah October 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

The dragon, very cute!

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25 Steph October 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm

The dragon is my favorite

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26 Kathy Stevenson October 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I like the dragon!

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27 Diana October 1, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Love the dragon

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28 Daniel M October 1, 2013 at 9:30 pm

i like the dragon

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29 April G October 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

The red dragon is just adorable!

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30 Kristen October 1, 2013 at 10:53 pm

My favorite is the dragon.

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31 Nicole October 2, 2013 at 12:01 am

The dragon is stinkin cute!

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32 Mel October 2, 2013 at 10:07 am

The dragon is very cute

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33 Tamar October 2, 2013 at 12:13 pm

I like the dragon

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34 Charlene S October 2, 2013 at 12:24 pm

I like the witch.

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35 Brittany Odonnell October 2, 2013 at 3:26 pm

My son would LOVE the dragon!

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36 Krystal October 2, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I love the dragon. So cute!

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37 Rea Liz October 2, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I like the witch!

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38 Allie October 3, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I like the dragon

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39 kelly October 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm

The dragon would be a hit with my niece.

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40 shirley October 6, 2013 at 2:09 am

I like the dragon!

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41 Beth C October 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I like the cat.

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42 angie October 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

would love the witch

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43 Jennifer H. October 6, 2013 at 8:20 pm

I love the dragon.

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44 Noreen October 7, 2013 at 12:27 am

Dragon, the witch was a close second but my daughter loves dragons

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45 Renee Walters October 7, 2013 at 9:35 am

I like the red dragon.

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46 Francine Anchondo October 7, 2013 at 10:37 am

I like the dragon

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47 Debby Chandler October 7, 2013 at 10:44 am

I love the Dragon.

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48 beth October 7, 2013 at 1:31 pm

The dragon is adorable

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49 Melissa Nagy October 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm

I like the dragon. He’s super colorful and not too scary.

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50 Donna W. October 8, 2013 at 4:12 am

Would love the witch!

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51 Nannypanpan October 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I like the witch

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52 Staci A October 8, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Love the dragon!

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53 Paula Michele Hafner October 8, 2013 at 4:30 pm

My favorite is the dragon. i like the tiger the next.

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54 Margot C October 8, 2013 at 11:51 pm

The tiger is darling!

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55 Stephanie Larison October 9, 2013 at 2:56 am

I really like the dragon

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56 ReggieMann October 9, 2013 at 5:40 am

I would love to have the Dragon :)

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57 Kellie Conklin October 9, 2013 at 9:09 pm

I love the witch! I love that she looks sweet and not like most witches and have sympathy that things go wrong for her :)

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58 Christian Alejandro October 10, 2013 at 2:57 am

The Tiger is the best!

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59 Lesley F October 10, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I like the witch!

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60 Melinda Stephens October 10, 2013 at 9:59 pm

I really like the dragon plush.

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61 Michele C October 11, 2013 at 5:21 am

My kids would like the tiger.

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62 Michele C October 11, 2013 at 5:22 am

My kids would like the tiger the best.

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63 randi October 11, 2013 at 5:55 am

I like the witch!

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64 Karen Drake October 11, 2013 at 7:13 am

I like the Cat.

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65 Debra Hall October 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

i love the witch

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66 Linda G. October 11, 2013 at 10:24 am

I like the dragon

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67 Kayci Stanley October 11, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I really like the witch.

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68 kathy pease October 11, 2013 at 2:03 pm

My favorite is the witch :)

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69 tracey johnson October 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm

the dragon is cute

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70 Ed Nemmers October 11, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I heart the big, red dragon!

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71 Belinda Shaw October 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm

I really love the witch!

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72 Liz W. October 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm

That dragon is super cute!

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73 Jenny October 11, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I like the dragon- I know that would be my son’s favorite!

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74 susan smoaks October 11, 2013 at 8:36 pm

our daughter would love the cat

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75 tim October 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm

I think the dragon looks the friendliest and that is the one my nephew would probably like most.

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76 Laura Ellington October 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm

The dragon is so cute.

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77 Jennifer Paige October 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm

That’s tough. I’m going to go with the witch.

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78 Jackie Koller October 11, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Love the dragon!!

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79 Angela W October 11, 2013 at 9:36 pm

I like the red dragon.

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80 Roxann October 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I like the dragon.

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81 Buddy Garrett October 11, 2013 at 9:49 pm

I love the dragon.

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82 heather October 11, 2013 at 9:57 pm

the tiger for me

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83 Michelle Tucker October 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I like the witch. :)

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84 AEKZ2 October 11, 2013 at 11:45 pm

I like the dragon

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85 Gianna October 12, 2013 at 2:05 am

I like the tiger.

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86 Teresa Thompson October 12, 2013 at 10:58 am

My granddaughter would love The dragon.

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87 DanV October 12, 2013 at 11:19 am

I like the dragon

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88 Heather October 12, 2013 at 11:20 am

I like the cat!

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89 Aimee October 12, 2013 at 11:44 am

The dragon…..sooo adorable!

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90 Mihaela Day October 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm

The dragon is adorable :)

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91 Karen Gonyea October 12, 2013 at 12:56 pm

The Red Dragon :)

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