The witch and her cat fly happily 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, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. They climb on, one after the next, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two! What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon?
Julia Donaldson teaches English and lives in Glasgow. Over the last two decades she has had many books published and her work has been performed on programmes such as PLAYSCHOOL. She has also written for BBC radio and runs drama and music workshops for children. Axel Scheffler has had books published in over a dozen countries and is famous for his depiction of animals. His books for Macmillan have included THE BEDTIME BEAR, the Smarties gold award-winning THE GRUFFALO and, most recently, MONKEY PUZZLE (0 333 72001 6). Born in Hamburg, he now lives in London.