Thank you for stopping by as I share my review for Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus by Sue Wickstead as part of the blog blitz today. With thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for the invite to join the tour and the author for my copy. First of all let’s take a look at the description for the book…
ABOUT THE BOOK
Jay-Jay the bus is rescued from the dirty scrap yard, where he was sadly gathering dust and cobwebs. Feeling nervous yet excited, he is taken to an airport where he is magically transformed into a ‘Playbus’ full of toys, games and adventure.
A fictional tale based on a real-life bus ‘Supersonic’, which flew in the imaginations of the many young children who visited it.
Web site: www.suewickstead.co.uk
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Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus will be 99p until 22nd April.
Special Blitz offer: A free 3D bus which can be claimed via web site ‘Enquiry button using ref code JJay (www.suewickstead.co.uk)
Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus is a wonderful idea for a story and one that my children really enjoyed, especially as this book was based on a real life bus!
In this book we see the transformation of Jay-Jay into such a brilliant place for children to play and use their imagination. Both Dex and Missy loved seeing all the different toys and creative areas that are a part of the bus. Both of them were excited to tell me what they would play with if they could go and visit the Supersonic bus! In fact they each told me a list and in what order!
It is a slightly longer story than my four year old is used to but she sat and listened all the way through along with her older brother. I thought that you ended up getting a lovely feel for the story as you really do see Jay-Jay transform on his journey from the scrap yard to something very special!
The illustrations are colourful and engaging, really helping to bring the story to life. Both my children enjoyed pointing out the different toys they could see and it really did help to make the story more fun for them.
A heartwarming story that will spark your children’s imagination!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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 been on a bus before, let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they wanted to know more. I decided to write a fictional tale about the bus, his number plate JJK261 gave him his name.
‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus,’ came out in print in 2014. It is the story behind the original bus and is his journey from a scrap-yard to being changed into a playbus for children to play in. From Fact to fiction the bus journey continued.
This story has now been followed by five more picture books.
I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share the story. There are also a few more stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.
The story has been read in many schools in the south-East of England, where I teach as a cover teacher, it is always well received and certainly different.
Social Media Links –
Facebook: – Author Page http://bit.ly/2kEEhPq
http://bit.ly/2kXfjdj – Bewbush Playbus
http://bit.ly/2BZiews – Teacher in the cupboard
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