Disclosure - I received a product for review purposes for this post. Opinions are my own.
It might seem a little strange that I'm including a Halloween Story in my Holiday Gift Guide, but witches are Bid's favorite things ever.
Room on the Broom (written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler) is about a witch, but it's not a traditional Halloween story. In Room on the Broom, a witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick - until the witch drops her hat, her broom, and her wand. With each item she drops, the witch finds a new friend that wants to go along for the ride. The witch is happy to make room on her broomstick, but the cat...not so much. But when the witch is threatened by a dragon, the cat learns that friends are important, and all the animals team up to save the day.
The book retails for $16.99 hardcover or $6.99 in board book form, and they are available wherever books are sold.
To bring the book to life, there is now an App available from Magic Light Pictures. Room on the Broom Games provides eight imaginative activities that players can interact and explore within, while practicing early learning skills such as counting, creativity and literacy. The kids think it's super fun. And it features one of my favorite things is that there are no in App purchases available.
Join the stars – Fly through the air and connect all the sparkly stars to find the right image!
Find the hat – The Witch has lost her hat! Is it behind the tree? Help Dog find the hat in the woods.
Windy day collecting game – It’s a windy day and Cat needs help collecting a few things, will you help? Be careful not to miss them!
Find the bow – The Witch has lost her bow! Is it in the hay? Help Bird find the bow in the field.
Find the wand – The Witch has lost her wand! Is it under the lily pad? Help Frog find the wand in the pond.
Drawing with stars – Light up your imagination by creating pictures in the night sky. Place the numbered stars where you wish and watch the witch transform it into a dot-to-dot picture.
Dragon loves fries – The Dragon is hungry and is planning to have fries for his dinner! Feed the dragon fries and avoid the other falling objects from the sky!
Fly the magnificent broom – Whoosh! Join the gang on the magnificent broom and fly through the starry night sky. Take control and steer the broom to collect letters, which spell out a word!
The new Room on the Broom Games interactive app is available through the iTunes store for iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone and iPod Touch; and on GooglePlay and Amazon for Android devices, priced at $4.99.
Room on the Broom plush from Kids Preferred, available at barnesandnoble.com (SRP: $12.95).
For more information about any of these products, you can follow Room on the Broom on Facebook.
And if you want to see what Room on the Broom is all about, you can check out the movie airing on Sprout Oct 30, 31, Nov 29 and Dec 7!
I received a product to review from the above company or their PR Agency. Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own - I was not influenced in any way. I received no monetary compensation for this post.