Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Try it Tuesday & Review {Room on the Broom DVD}

I love sharing good children's books with my audience especially on
"Try it Tuesday & Review."
Today, I had the opportunity of watching
Room on the Broom
which is also a book written by Julia Donaldson.

From the team that brought you the Academy Award nominated The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child comes the award-winning animated film, Room on the Broom!  This new DVD is based on the #1 best-selling children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, which is also included for your review.    In this tale of friendship and adventure, join a friendly witch and her cat as they fly happily 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! 
In my opinion:
I received the DVD but I wanted to read the book first so I checked it out at the library.  The story was about friendship and kindness. I loved the witch's character because she showed kindness to others. Later, her new friends returned the favor when she was in need of help. Then, she rewarded her friends. When we are kind to others, it is like a boomerang that returns.
The DVD was a longer version of the book with beautiful music and added details. In the DVD, you learn about the animals and their attitudes. It surprised me that the animals didn't want to make room on the broom but they were unified at the end when they helped the witch.
The story was also about a sense of belonging. I always try to include others because of the experiences I went through as a teenager. We should all show kindness to others. I will go a long way and there will be more peace in the world.
It didn't surprise me that I loved Room on the Broom because we also own another book written by Donaldson called, Stick Man. My favorite part was the detailed gifts the witch gave to each of her friends. The cat received some milk, the dog received a book, the bird received a nest and the frog received a pool. My son's favorite part was, "Dragon part." We both enjoyed the DVD and book and know you will too. Also, it is perfect for Halloween. It was a very uplifting and positive story.
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