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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sweepstakes Room on the Broom - DVD & Book



Room on the Broom available in DVD and Book!!  

When we had the chance to review a sample Book & DVD Room on the Broom. I was excited, my youngest son is fascinated over witches and scary things. 

Who knew a witch could be nice and friendly. This story shakes up all you thought you knew about witches. The story line in the book and show are the same, the boys saw the show first and then read the book. They liked both very much and I thought it was an adorable story.

Room on the Broom is from the same author who wrote The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson. The same illustrator as well for The Gruffalo, Axel Scheffler. I think the two have created the perfect story for children yet again, and even better. Beautiful art & a fun story line to brighten little ones hearts.

We loved to see a story about making friends, family, and sharing. The cat learned that sharing and friendships are important. The witch is kind to her friends and her friends are always there for her even if a hungry dragon is trying to have her for dinner.

I've promised both boys, they could take the book & DVD to school to share with their class in October if it's ok with the teachers. I recommend this show & book, both are must have.


Room on the Broom DVDs are available at Target, Walmart, Toys”R”Us,amazon.com, Kmart, and many other retailers (SRP $9.99); Room on the Broom books are available everywhere books are sold (SRP: 16.99).
Beautiful CGI animation brings the book’s drawings to life under the direction of Max Lang.  Gillian Anderson (The X Files) provides the voice of the witch; while Timothy Spall of Harry Potter fame, lends his voice to the dragon. Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) narrates the story which also features the recognizable voices of Martin Clunes, Rob Brydon and David Walliams portraying the helpful animals that comprise the witch’s family.  Room on the Broom is produced by Magic Light Pictures (the team behind award-winning animations The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child). 

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.  Complete Family Movie Night by enjoying together the fun-filled activities available for FREE for download at NCircle Entertainment’s activity site, EntertainmentThatEducates.com, including a coloring page featuring all of the endearing characters from the film; the “find the…” challenge that incorporates counting skills; templates for creating your own Room on the Broom finger puppets; and the elements for creating your very own magical wand! There’s also a word search puzzle and a dizzying maze to navigate.
Get a jump-start on Halloween by creating a witches costume & witches magic wand with your child.  Most people have the basics they need right at home, except for the broom, which you may have to purchase:

To make a witches hat, you will need:
•   Construction paper
•   Scissors
•   Pencil
•   Ruler
•   String
•   Glue
•   Compass
•   Stapler
•   Things to decorate your hat with: glitter, craft foam, felt sheet, etc.

Note: 
•      Kids 8 years and younger should use child-safe scissors.
•      Keep the stapler out of young children's reach.

See complete details here:

To make a costume:
You can create the costume using a black top, skirt and tights, or even a black trash bag!  Cut out the head hole and arms, then try on the bag for size to see how much of the bag to cut.  Cut the bottom of the trash bag off in zig zags or v-shapes. The part of the bag that was cut off can be used for the belt, or use some rope.  Add black plastic over any pair of shoes!
For the broom:
Use any old broom you have at home, or check out how to make these fun mini-brooms: http://www.makeandtakes.com/mini-witch-broom

Perhaps you would like to try the project my boys and I did with a milk jug witch.

Links:
NCircle Entertainment Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/NCircleEntertainment
Room on the Broom
 website: roomonthebroom.com
Penguin website: http://www.us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/publishers/yr/dial.html
Room on the Broom Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/roomonthebroomus 
Room on the Broom Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/NCircleE/room-on-the-broom/

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Disclosure: Sponsor sent samples for my family to review and keep. All opinions are my own. Sponsor supplied giveaway prize.
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16 comments:

Amberpebs said...

I learned that Room on a Broom was recently the number one bestselling children’s picture book in America.
Ashley Kirkland
amberpebs@yahoo.com

Amberpebs said...

The Giants and the Joneses
Ashley Kirkland
amberpebs@yahoo.com

Michelle Frame said...

I learned that it features the voices of Gillian Anderson, Rob Brydon, Martin Clunes, Sally Hawkins, Simon Pegg, Timothy Spall and David Walliams.

Sara said...

Another book by Julia Donaldsin is where's my mom?

Sara said...

I learned that Gillian Andersin is voicing the witch.

Laura Lee C said...

I learned that there are all sorts of activities for kids to do, on the website!

Laura Lee C said...

I learned that there are all sorts of fun activities for kids to do (including printables), on the website!

Laura Lee C said...

Julia Donaldson also wrote, "A Squash and a Squeeze"! :)

Anonymous said...

I learned they also offer the charecters from Room on a Broom in plush toys.
Dawn Monroe

Anonymous said...

Id like to get Julia Donaldsons book The Spiffiest Giant.
Dawn Monroe

Daniel M said...

like the word search they got there - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

April G said...

I learned that the illustrator is from London and is the illustrator of Royal Mail’s official Christmas stamps 2012.

April G said...

She also wrote The Snail and The Whale! :)

Tracy Heyer said...

Learned Room on a Broom was the number one bestselling children's picture book in America!!

Tracy Heyer said...

The Giants and the Joneses!!!

Ava Chavez said...

She also wrote "The Snail & the Whale" which my boys love & it is a really cute story.