All year round, there are special months, weeks and days to celebrate—but is there anything more rewarding than sharing time with family? 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. 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!
Why not kick-off Family Fun Month with Family Movie Night? 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. 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).
Complete Family Movie Night by enjoying together the fun-filled activities available for FREE for download at NCircle Entertainment’s activity site, EntertainmentThatEducates.com, including a coloring page featuring all of the endearing characters from the film; the “find the…” challenge that incorporates counting skills; templates for creating your own Room on the Broom finger puppets; and the elements for creating your very own magical wand! There’s also a word search puzzle and a dizzying maze to navigate.
To make a witches hat, you will need:
• Construction paper
• Things to decorate your hat with: glitter, craft foam, felt sheet, etc.
See complete details here:
Thanks to NCircle Entertainment and Penguin Publishing, One lucky reader will win a Room on the Broom DVDs (SRP $9.99), as well as Room on the Broom hard-back picture book (SRP $16.99). This giveaway will end August 25th at 11:59 PM. The giveaway will run through Rafflecopter.com and the winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond. If no response, a new winner will be chosen.
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Disclosure Statement: NCircle Entertainment and Penguin Publishing provided Deal Wise Mommy this review & giveaway. I did not receive any monetary compensation for this post. Deal Wise Mommy is not responsible for prizes that do not arrive or are damaged in transit or anything that pertains to the prize except choosing and notifying the winner.