Saturday, October 8, 2011

There's Room For You Too!

October is getting away from me and I haven't even done a proper Halloween book recommendation... Yikes!  Collecting holiday books is one of my things.  I love being able to pull out a bunch of books we haven't read in an entire year... it makes story time a little bit more exciting for me and the kids.  If you are looking for a great Halloween book to add to your collection, look no further. 

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

This is a delightful, original, rhyming book with fantastic illustrations and a terrific story line.  I love a well done rhyming book (I don't know if you've ever picked up a rhyming kids book that is just dumb because the rhymes are forced- or don't even make any sense- not to mention the horrendous story lines often featured in such books-... I have read plenty like that so when I run into a book like this I'm very excited).

The story is about a witch and her cat who keep running into trouble on their flight.  Thanks to some helpful creatures they meet along the way they are able to continue... with a new friend at every stop.  The book ends with a great climax and resolution.  Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have written many stories together, in specific I'm going to mention The Gruffalo, I love that book too.

Happy October- more great Halloween recommendations to come! -Robyn   

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