Room on the Broom Written by Julia Donaldson Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Words to Know cauldron - a big, black pot that a witch often uses ginger - a reddish-orange color cried out loudly wailed - bounded - ran out in a bouncy, fast way keen - awesome and cool
Words to Know clambered - climbed quickly fluttered - flapped wings glee - happiness, delight clutched - held on to tightly dark, grassy wetlands moors -
Words to Know bog - wet, swampy, muddly land yowl - howl made squishy, wet noises squelched - willingly work together cooperate -
Discussion Questions The animals in the story all help the witch by finding her things that were lost. Can you remember at time when someone has helped you? What kind things did the witch do for the frog, the dog, and the bird in return? When people choose to make kind decisions, what are the consequences most of the time? The animals in this story cooperated to help the witch. What are the benefits of working together? Have you and your friends ever "combined forces" to accomplish something? Could you have done it alone? Could the cat have scared off the dragon alone?