With three kids, I’m always interested in new books and movies which are fun and kid friendly. I recently received Room on the Broom (both the book and DVD) to review with my kids. I actually loved this book myself – it is a fun read!
In Room on the Broom, the witch and her cat couldn’t be happier, flying through the sky on their broomstick—until the witch drops her hat, then her bow, then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals—a dog, a parrot and a frog—find the missing items and all they want in return is a ride on the broomstick. But is there room on the broom for so many new friends? The kindly witch thinks there is—much to the frustration of her cat. But when disaster strikes, and the witch is about to be eaten by a fearsome dragon, she is saved by the gang of animals, all working together. The witch’s cat learns the importance of friends and family, and the witch rewards her new friends with a magnificent broom that is big enough for everyone!
The Room on the Broom has already earned numerous awards and accolades, including Britain’s Royal Television Award for “Best Children’s Program” and France’s Annecy Animation Festival’s Crystal Award for “Best TV Production.” It has been named “Best Animated Short” by the Toronto International Film Festival Kid’s Festival; was the “Audience Choice” at the Cleveland International Film Festival; and was the winner of the Curtinhas Competition for children’s programming at the Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival in Portugal.
August has several FAMILY fun days in store. You might want to celebrate these days with your kids! You can even make your own crafts from the movie! Find the details on the Room on the Broom Pinterest Page and then enjoy the following:
- August 23 is Ride the Wind Day - No broom is required as you can catch a ride on a gentle summer breeze by flying a kite, riding a bike, standing on a hill or just driving in the car with the windows down!
- August 26 is National Dog Day - Where would our witch be without the help of a dog? This day, organized by the National Dog Day Foundation, honors dogs everywhere for all that they do for us – love, companionship, protection, service, safety and so much more. Get your kids involved by playing a little longer with your family pooch, by volunteering at your local animal shelter, donating unwanted blankets to Operation Blankets of Love or by making a family donation to one of the many worthy animal rescue groups.
- August 27 is Just Because Day - As the final days of summer get swept into the early days of Fall, this holiday gives us all a chance to do something special “just because.” Replicate the kindness of the witch and the helpfulness of the dog, bird and frog. Open your heart as the cat ultimately did—and before you know it… iggety, ziggety, zaggety, zoom … you’ll be falling in love with Room on the Broom.
We absolutely loved this book and the movie. The rhyming makes it fun and easy to read and my kids just love the idea of the movie. Their favorite part includes a swamp beast (but I won’t spoil that for you). As a mom, I love that this book teaches kids to share and to always help one another. Those are two lessons you can’t ever talk about too often with your kids!
One reader will receive Room on the Broom Book and DVD set of their own
This contest will be open until August 25, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. CST. The winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email to let you know that you are the winner! Prize will be mailed to the address listed on the form. GOODLUCK!!!
Penny Pinchin’ Mom received the same book and movie in exchange for hosting this giveaway. All opinions contained within this post are her own and were not influenced by any other parties. Be entering this giveaway/sweepstakes, you are attesting that you have read and can comply with the Giveaway Terms & Conditions.