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Recently I received a copy of ROOM ON THE BROOM by Julia Donaldson, pictures by Axel Scheffler. (First published in 2001.) Donaldson is an expert storyteller. Her website states that she really enjoys writing in verse, and her enjoyment shows.

ROOM ON THE BROOM is a musical romp, perfect for story time or quiet inspection. Scheffler's illustrations are simple and rich at the same time. I loved the details in the landscapes, and the bug-eyed characters, especially the not-too-scary red dragon. Great fun.

  • ISBN-13: 9780803726574
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years

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Visit theguardian.com to see a nice collection of illustration (by David Roberts, Lydia Monks, Emily GravettAnna Currey and Axel Sheffler) from some of Julia Donaldson's books.

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