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Room on the Broom

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Suitable for: 0-5 years, 5-7 years (Key stage 1)

Sponsored by: The Percy Bilton Charity

Available braille grades: Grade 1, Grade 2

A witch and her cat fly over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, but each animal asks for a ride. Is there room on the broom?

Listen to an audio clip

The feely picture shows the witch holding her broom and wand and beside her is the cauldron.
Let's start with the witch. She is standing with her body facing us and her head turned to the right. At the top of the feely picture, can you feel her black pointy hat on her head? It has a wide brim, which sticks out all round her head. Just below the brim on the right is the witch's black eye. Remember, we can only feel one eye because she is facing to the right. Trace your fingers to the right and down to feel the witch's big nose which has a large red pimple on it. It's a like a little round bump. Underneath her nose is her smiley mouth, and if you trace down you'll feel her pointed chin.

What's inside

  • A picture book with braille pages and raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Witch and Cauldron
Broom with cat, dog and bird
Red Dragon.

What our members say

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Engaging, wonderful tactile pictures, enjoyable Summer would definitely recommend this book, it really captured her attention, and she loves feeling the tactile pictures, she especially loves that she can share her reading with her sighted brothers. Summer
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