Room on the Broom

Narrated by: Josie Lawrence
Length: 24 mins
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Read by Josie Lawrence, Room on the Broom is a very funny story of quick wits and friendship from the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. This audiobok edition also includes a song and a read-along track. 

How the cat purred and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind.

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. Luckily, they are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, who are all keen for a ride on the broom. It's a case of the more, the merrier, but the broomstick isn't used to such a heavy load and it's not long before...snap! It breaks in two! And with a greedy dragon looking for a snack, the witch's animal pals better think fast. 

Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all! 

©2001 Julia Donaldson (P)2004 Macmillan Digital Audio
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Great store

Kids love it. Just like the book, but with singing. Listen to it many times.

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fun!

love the voices, sounds and feel of it. A great story that is interesting and fun

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Great for in the car with the kids

We start each morning with this book in the car. "Daddy, Broom! Broom!" It's great, we started with the book, they love it, we saw the animated version, they love it, we have this, they love it. It's just about the perfect length for a quick trip to the store, and for longer trips, we can queue up Donaldson's other books, which so far have all been fantastic.

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Room On the Broom

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

because Children's stories are fun and exciting

What other book might you compare Room on the Broom to and why?

Witches by Roald Dahl

Which scene was your favorite?

when the dragon leaves.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

yes i did i laughed and cried

Any additional comments?

Witchy and entertaining.

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Witchy Fun

My kids love this story. We have read the book and watched the animated version so I thought that we'd give the audible a try, we weren't disappointed! The narration is well done and the sound effects add nicely to the story. At about 11 minutes long its a nice length for short car trips and the kids ask for it often.

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Would you consider the audio edition of Room on the Broom to be better than the print version?

never saw print version

What did you like best about this story?

Loved the music and sound effects; teach 4th graders and they were incredibly engaged!

Which scene was your favorite?

The wind blowing as they flew and te wand flying away into the water.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

not really

Any additional comments?

Great activity to add to Book Character Day!

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Great bedtime story!

My twins love to listen to this before bed! The song and story are both terrific

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cute! <br /><br />

my daughter loves the movie and the book and she is always telling the story as if she was a story teller So I decided to get her this audio Book and she loved it. It is also super cute the way it is told and the music and everything.

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Brilliantly performed!

A wonderful performance, and there's even an included song in chapter 2 :) Very worthwhile!

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Loved by the Grandboys!

My grandsons, ages 6 and 3, love this book. They ask me to play it for them every time we are in my car. The rhythm, the poetry rhyme, the "voices" of the narrator, and the song at the end are enchanting and engaging!

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  • J. Nicholas
  • 04-13-13

Another Magical Tale from Donaldoson

Julie Donaldson has written several of my children favourite books, and this has gone straight up to the top few. Once again the pace, imagery and characters hold the rapt attention of not only my 8 year old daughter but also my 2 year old. I would recommend this book to anyone with children who love a magical story that transports you into a different world.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-23-12

Room On The Broom



My little girl loves this story and the narrator doesn't disappoint! Excellent rhyming and brilliantly read!

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  • Ellie' s dad
  • 02-28-17

Great but very expensive for such a short book

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I think the fact that you don't get the illustrations on an audio book and that it's only 16 minutes long it could have been a lot cheeper or part of a collection. Still great to comfort my daughter in the car for a few minutes

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  • Mrs Steede
  • 11-03-16

great for car journeys with my toddler daughter

I bought this for my daughter as she loves the book she now spends most car journeys singing the song.

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  • Drysdale.James
  • 10-12-16

Lovely performance.

A wonderful performance of a lovely book. Enjoyed by both children, 1 and 4. Children also like the song afterwards.

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  • Darya
  • 07-12-11

16 minutes of pleasure

The description doesn't mention, but this audiobook also includes the Room on the Broom song by Julia Donaldson. What a pleasant surprise! My almost 3 y.old loves it and so do I. Highly recommended!!!

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  • P E M Lau
  • 09-26-16

A wonderful story, beautifully narrated.

My 2 year old daughter loves Julia Donaldson books, and this is one of her favourites. It really fuels her imagination as she loves animals. I also think the story teaches them compassion and tolerance for other 'species.' And most importantly, looking out for each other.
It's beautifully narrated by Josie Lawrence with a song at the end which my daughter loves and signs along to.

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  • Mrs. N. Grove
  • 03-10-20

silly voices ruined the flow of the story

My 3yr old and I love the book, but aren't keen on this. it becomes a bit irritating with all the sound effects and all the characters voices, it totally detracts from the flow of the story. I'm quite disappointed.

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  • barry c.
  • 02-23-20

great kids book

really enjoyable audio book version. easily as good as the film version. listen to it now. go on do it.

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  • N B
  • 02-16-20

love it, but why is it different to the book...

in the book the frog should get a POOL, not a SHOWER. why is it different in the audible version?!?! I'm finding it so irritating (irrationally so!) as i can't see anyt reason why you'd do that! otherwise we love it- listen to it often in the car with my 2 year old.

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  • Beth
  • 10-13-19

We love it!

Julia Donaldson's books are sublime and the narration is fantastic. We just love this audiobook.