November is Picture Book Month! I almost didn’t take note, being terribly busy with…writing children’s books. Ahem. This will not do. Thanks to Michelle R. Eastman (head over to her blog, she’s having a giveaway) I was being prompted to reflect upon some of my favorite picture books. So, during this month, I will occasionally share one of my favorite picture books that my son and I read together back in the day…the memory of the time when he was a giggling toddler turning the pages of a brilliantly, beautifully illustrated picture book is truly precious.
Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November.
Founder, Dianne de Las Casas (author & storyteller) www.diannedelascasas.com, and Co-Founders, Katie Davis (author/illustrator) katiedavis.com, Elizabeth O. Dulemba (author/illustrator) www.dulemba.com, Tara Lazar (author) taralazar.wordpress.com, and Wendy Martin (author/illustrator) wendymartinillustration.com, put together their worldwide connections to make this happen.
The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch’s hat, then her bow, and then her wand! Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom. But is there room on the broom for so many friends? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?
My son and I giggled endlessly over the rhymes…
… and I probably enjoyed this picture book a little bit more than he did, it was just so charming. The fast pace and rhyming are catchy:
“The witch had a cat
and a very tall hat,
And long ginger hair
which she wore in a plait.
How the cat purred
and how the witch grinned,
As they sat on their broomstick
and flew through the wind.”
I have gifted Room on the Broom many times over, happy to spread the joy that this beautiful picture book held for me and my son.
Happy reading, everyone!