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Back to School Giveaway Hop: Enter to Win 3 Children’s DVDs, Including the New Award-Winning "Room on the Broom"!

Posted Aug 12 2013 12:02am
Welcome to the Back to School Giveaway Hop hosted by ! All of the bloggers participating in this hop have some terrific prizes (worth a minimum of $25 each) to make going back to school as easy as possible! This hop begins on Monday, August 12, 2013 and runs through August 25 at 11:59 PM ET.

August also happens to be Family Fun Month (a great idea before heading back to school), and to celebrate NCircle Entertainment has just released a brand-new DVDbased on the #1 bestselling children’s picture book of the same name written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler! This is the same team that created the critically acclaimed The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child.

About the movie:
In 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. Room on the Broom has already earned numerous awards and accolades, including Britain’s Royal Television Award for “Best Children’s Program” and France’s Annecy Animation Festival’s Crystal Award for “Best TV Production.” It has been named “Best Animated Short” by the Toronto International Film Festival Kid’s Festival; was the “Audience Choice” at the Cleveland International Film Festival; and was the winner of the Curtinhas Competition for children’s programming at the Curtas Vila do Conde Film Festival in Portugal.

DVD trailer:

My review: Room on the Broom was a HUGE hit with my kids! At first, when I told one of my 9-year-old sons that we were watching a show based on a picture book, he didn’t want to watch it because he’s a “big boy” now and reads chapter books. So, I put the DVD in anyway. His eyes started straying over to the TV, and before you know it, he was engrossed in it! His twin brother came home from baseball and started watching it with us. And then they both asked to watch it again! This is such a wonderful story about a very nice witch who is a great friend. It teaches kids about helping others, friendship, and loyalty. Even though there’s a witch and a dragon, it’s not scary at all. And the animation is gorgeous. I recommend this DVD (and the book, which I also love) for the entire family!

for my post sharing Family Fun Month activities inspired by Room on the Broom, which your family can do together!



I am so excited about this giveaway because not only will you have a chance to win the new DVD, Room on the Broom, but you’ll also win two other DVDs inspired by books by author Julia Donaldson. They are The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child! So, that’s an awesome 3-DVD set worth $30 ~ perfect for Family Fun Night!

Enter through the easy Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end at 11:59 PM ET on August 25, 2013.

Now hop around to the other blogs participating in the Back to School Giveaway Hop for the chance to win more terrific prizes!

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