Illustrated by Al Murphy
Reviewed by Samantha Woodcock
When I was asked to review this book, I was certain my youngest son (aged 6) would love it. He enjoys anything to do with wizards and magic. The fact it incorporated rhyming verse made it even more appealing.
On first impressions, the front cover is bright and inviting with clear illustrations. Nothing too complicated. It seemed to be perfect to entice the young reader. We couldn’t wait to start reading.
A Broom to Go Zoom is the story of Woozy the Wizard being tempted into replacing his trusty “tattered and battered broom” with a brand new Hoover. He soon realises his new purchase is not what he expected. He has to call on a number of his friends from Snottington Sneeze and a little magic to help him put it together. The initial thrill of riding the new Hoover is short lived and he wishes he had his old broom back.
The book is well written and easy to read, with clear bold text. Its pages are filled with bright, colourful, vibrant illustrations. We found the witty, rhyming verse very engaging.
The book lends itself to be read aloud. Even our eight year old son became carried away by the rhythmic flow of the story. We have already read the book a number of times.
This author is new to us. We would not hesitate to recommend the book to friends and look forward to reading the other books in the series.
RRP: £5.99 (Paperback)
Available to buy from Faber here.