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Written and Illustrated by Charles Reasoner
Capstone Young Readers 8/01/2014
12 pages 10” X 10” Age 1—3
“Halloween is loads of fun, thanks to Magic Broom. It takes Witch all over town and even cleans her room!” [back cover]
Magic Broom is perfect for the child just learning about Halloween witches. The witch seems friendly, given her huge smile, which she keeps even when asleep with her traditional black cat. Actually, the cat looks like a sweet little kitten. Oddly, or maybe not, each time the cat can be seen it seems to look directly at the reader . The cat is not spooky or spooked, but looks as if wondering whom you are and why you are reading about its witch. Definitely a conversation starter.
Halloween has arrived and the witch must make her rounds. With a smile on her face, the witch hops on her magic broom and takes flight. Out the front door she zooms on the spookiest night of the year. The moon is full and the stars are shining bright. After making her needed rounds, the witch is tired and ready for sleep—a good segue into bidding goodnight to your child. Oh, but the witch’s story does not end with her snores. Her house is a mess but she is too tired to clean. Magic Broom comes to the rescue! It sweeps the floor while the witch catches her Z’s.
Magic Broom is a thick, oversized board book with nice glossy pages. It is easy to clean off smudgy fingerprints or globs of jelly. Kids will enjoy this light fare about a witch flying around on her broom each Halloween. The lovely, green-faced witch will not scare your child. Magic Broom is a nice Halloween book for younger children and makes a great bedtime story. This review would be perfect, if only I could get that magic broom.
MAGIC BROOM. Text and illustrations copyright © 2015 by Charles Reasoner. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Capstone Young Readers, North Mankato, MN.
Learn more about Magic Broom HERE.
Also available in a 6” X 6” size.
Check out author/illustrator, Charles Reasoner’s book list: Charles Reasoner
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Find more Halloween books at the Capstone Young Readers website: http://www.capstonepub.com/
Capstone Young Readers is an imprint of Capstone.
Charles Reasoner’s Halloween Series
Also by Charles Reasoner
Ho Ho Ho (Christmas Series)
Winter Friends (Christmas Series)
Puppy Love (Animal Series)
Hey, Diddle, Diddle (Nursery a-Rhyme Series)
Peek-a-Boo Dinosaurs (Peek-A-Boo Series)
Copyright © 2015 by Sue Morris/Kid Lit Reviews. All Rights Reserved
Full Disclosure: Magic Broom by Charles Reasoner, and received from Capstone Young Readers (an imprint of Capstone), is in exchange NOT for a positive review, but for an HONEST review. The opinions expressed are my own and no one else’s. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”