The Christmas Play Rehearsal by Sue Wickstead @JayJayBus #BlogTour @rararesources #Review

I’m thrilled to be sharing my review today as part of the blog tour for The Christmas Play Rehearsal by Sue Wickstead. First of all though let’s take a look at the description for the book… 


It is Christmas time, and the school has been getting ready to perform their Nativity play.

With lines learnt and songs to be sung, it is time for the dress rehearsal. The teacher knows there might be a few problems to sort out, but at least they will know what to improve on or change along the way.


The Christmas Play Rehearsal

Sue Wickstead’s other books on Amazon


Amazon .com

A Spooky tale .co

A Spooky tale .com 

Jay-Jay the supersonic Bus

Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure – e book

Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure

Jay-Jay and the Carnival

Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus


What a lovely story this is to share with your children especially if they are taking part in any plays in the run up to Christmas. It was a great talking point with my oldest who also told me about his experiences as they practiced for the play his class will be performing this year. 

There is a lovely bit of humour used as some mishaps take place which is only to be expected! It isn’t the shortest book that we have read but it did manage to keep the attention of certainly my five year old and for the most part my three year old too. I can see how it would work well for teachers to read in the classroom to help show the children what will happen and also showing how much fun it can be! 

The illustrations are colourful and my little ones really liked pointing out what was happening. The words that are used in the story are easy to understand and I think that an older child could quite happily read this by themselves. 

A fun, enjoyable and lovely addition to our bookshelf! 

With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for my copy of the book.


I am a teacher and an author and have currently written six children’s picture books with a bus theme.

For over 20 years, alongside my teaching career, I worked with a Children’s Charity, The Bewbush Playbus Association,which led me to write a photographic history book about it.

I soon found that many children had never beenon a bus before, let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they wanted to know more. I decidedto write a fictional tale about the bus, his number plate JJK261 gave him hisname.

‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus,’ came out inprint in 2014. It is the story behind the original bus and is his journey froma scrap-yard to being changed into a playbus for children to play in. From Factto fiction the bus journey continued.

This story has now been followed by five morepicture books.

I also undertake events and author bookingsand love to share the story. There are also a few more stories in the writingprocess, with links to real events and buses.

The story has been read in many schools in thesouth-East of England, where I teach as a cover teacher, it is always wellreceived and certainly different.

Social Media Links

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2 thoughts on “The Christmas Play Rehearsal by Sue Wickstead @JayJayBus #BlogTour @rararesources #Review

  1. I am glad you enjoyed the book and thank you for your review.
    It certainly is a good talking point in schools, sometimes schools no longer do the nativity as it can be a lot of hard work, but definitely worth it in the end.

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