Thursday, August 15, 2013

Room on the Broom, a fun dvd and book kids will love! #Giveaway

  Did you know that  August is Family Fun Month and a good time to consider putting aside the many things that interfere with quality family time to celebrate the joy of being together with family… and friends too! Family Fun Month just happens to coincide with the August 6th DVD release of the multiple award-winning half-hour animated family film, Room on the Broom, from NCircle Entertainment. Here is a little more information about Room on the Broom from the website:

Room on the Broom, from NCircle Entertainment. Based on the #1 best-selling children’s picture book in America, written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (the same author and illustrator team that created the critically acclaimed The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child), Room on the Broom is filled with humor and adventure, and teaches the importance of family, friends and teamwork! 

 Room on the Broom, the witch and her cat couldn't be happier, flying 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!

Beautiful CGI animation brings the book’s drawings to life under the direction of Max Lang.  Gillian Anderson (The X Files) provides the voice of the witch; while Timothy Spall of Harry Potter fame, lends his voice to the dragon. Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead) narrates the story which also features the recognizable voices of Martin Clunes, Rob Brydon and David Walliams portraying the helpful animals that comprise the witch’s family.  Room on the Broom is produced by Magic Light Pictures (the team behind award-winning animations The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child).

My Review:
My daughter was very fortunate to be able to check out this new book and dvd. My daughter was so excited and as soon as the dvd arrived she wanted to make sure we watched it right away. So we popped some popcorn and got ready for a little family movie night. It was nice just chilling out and hanging out together watching Room on the Broom.  Now I know what you may be thinking a story about a witch, you may think she is a bad person or that she is scary… but that is not the case here. She is friendly and helps her friends who help her. I loved the message of this great dvd.

When my daughter went to sleep we read the book together, I loved the brightly colored illustrations. The book was written in a rhyming type of writing, that flowed and made the book fun to read.  The story is adorable and the characters in the book are so cute! I loved the book, and so did my daughter! She said, “this is a pretty cool book, mom” so we had to read it again and again, she liked it that much.
Interested in finding out about other family fun days in August…. Here is some more great family days!

August 9 is Book Lovers Day 
Bring the family together and find a shady tree to sit outside and enjoy reading books together, including Room on the Broom.  Reading is educational, informative and relaxing and sharing a love of reading with your family and friends makes everyone smarter, too.

August 23 is Ride the Wind Day    

No broom is required as you can catch a ride on a gentle summer breeze by flying a kite, riding a bike, standing on a hill or just driving in the car with the windows down!
August 26 is National Dog Day    

Where would our witch be without the help of a dog?  This day, organized by the National Dog Day Foundation, honors dogs everywhere for all that they do for us – love, companionship, protection, service, safety and so much more.  Get your kids involved by playing a little longer with your family pooch, by volunteering at your local animal shelter, donating unwanted blankets to Operation Blankets of Love or by making a family donation to one of the many worthy animal rescue groups.  

August 27 is Just Because Day

As the final days of summer get swept into the early days of Fall, this holiday gives us all a chance to do something special “just because.”  Replicate the kindness of the witch and the helpfulness of the dog, bird and frog.  Open your heart as the cat ultimately did—and before you know it… iggety, ziggety, zaggety, zoom … you’ll be falling in love with Room on the Broom!
If you are looking for a great Halloween gift , Room on the Broom  would be a great fit. Even though this book is not a traditional Halloween story, it is Penguin Publishing’s best-selling Halloween title, selling over 500,000 copies in 2011/2012.  Room on the Broom DVDs are available at Target, Walmart, Toys”R”Us,, Kmart, and many other retailers; Room on the Broom books are available everywhere books are sold.

The generous folks at NCircle Entertainment, are giving one of Susan’s Disney Family readers a chance to win a Rom on the Broom prize pack, that includes a Room on the Broom DVD (SRP $9.99), as well as copy of the Room on the Broom hard-back picture book (SRP $16.99) a total $27.00 ARV. Would you like to win? Please check out the Room on the Broom website, take a look around then come back here and tell me something you learned from the site? There are also other ways to enter, please enter below.

Buy it:
You can purchase this great DVD at Target, Walmart, Toys”R”Us,, Kmart, and many other retailers. Room on the Broom books are available everywhere books are sold

Win it:
One winner will win a Room on the Broom prize pack a $27.00 value

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christy said...

how cute!

wigget said...

it's easy to clean

Unknown said...

They have recipes on the site.

momo said...

Great DVD for my grandson.

Daniel M said...

they have some fun activities on the site - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Anonymous said...

i learned that they also have recipes on their site

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I learned that you can also purchase t-shirts, games and stuffed toys on the site.


Kathy P said...

Axel Scheffler moved to the UK from Germany to study at the Bath College of Art. His career as an illustrator of children’s books began more than 22 years ago; since then Axel has achieved worldwide acclaim and his books have been translated into over forty languages.

Allison said...

There is plenty to check out and get kids involved on the website! Thanks for the chance.

Rosie Heath said...

This is a book that is not a scary one about witches!! My kids would love it!

Clair Shumack said...

I learned that there are activities for my daughter on their site

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