October 28, 2014

Room on the Broom

The witch had a cat and a hat that was black
and long ginger hair in a braid down her back...
How the witch wailed and how the cat spat 
when the wind blew so wildly it blew off the hat!

Grab your imaginary broom and hop on for a fun ride with a witch, a cat, a bird and more in Room on the Broom. You and the children in your life will love this fun, rhythmic tale of a witch who finds unlikely friends during a ride on her magic broom.

While flying on her broom, the wind blows wildly and the witch loses her hat. After which a fun adventure ensues where she meets an unlikely bunch of friends, including a dog and a frog, whose mishap leads them to a scary dragon that wants to eat the witch for lunch! How the five friends scare away the dragon will leave children giggling and wanting more.

What makes this bestselling book exceptional is not just it's genius rhythmic prose and adorable illustrations, but its wonderful lesson of the importance of friendship and helping others. This wonderful story is one for Halloween lovers and any child who loves magical stories with fun, quirky characters. 

Room on the Broom
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

October 25, 2014

Halloween ABC

The rumpled rabbit is ready to rest, the spooky skeleton is sleepy.
The tiny tiger is terribly tired - from too much trick-or-treating!

Does  your little one love Halloween? If so, they'll love Halloween ABC from a Little Golden Book. This adorable picture book teaches kids the alphabet in a fun way with illustrations of children going trick-or-treating, dressed in various costumes, from ballerina and a cowboy to a dentist, dinosaur and kangaroo. The book not only teaches children their ABCs, it also teaches them about animals they may not have ever seen or heard of, including an iguana, kangaroo and a yak .If your little one hasn't yet decided what he or she wants to be for Halloween, this is a great book that will give them many fun, cute ideas.

This book is also worth reading for two more reasons: it reminds kids of the importance of brushing and to not eat too much candy as they can get sick, AND it features a great representation of children of several races and cultures, promoting unity in friendship. 

The cute illustrations, along with the fun Halloween story, non-preachy lessons, and an ending that has the children getting ready for bed makes Halloween ABC a great book any young child would love. It's also a great book to help put your little one to sleep after a fun night of trick-or-treating. 

Halloween ABC
Author: Sarah Albee
Illustrator: Julia Woolf
Available at: www.amazon.com