Blogtour – Saturday 20th April
I love books, probably a lot more than I love people at times (Joke….ish), and so I always jump at the chance to read something new or inventive. Even more so, I get a little TOO excited when it comes to sharing new finds with my two little monsters. Being a mother, I always try to encourage my boys to find new books at book stores, charity shops, etc and they love a good bedtime story. And can I just say, my boys loved this one! It was amazing from start to finish, so easy to read with brilliant illustrations throughout. It held my children captive as I read it to them and they took in each picture, absorbing the words with enthusiasm.
Big thanks as always must go to the blog tour host and the author for allowing me a copy of this book in exchange for review.
Rachel of Rachels Random Resources – https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/
The Author, Sue Wickstead – https://www.suewickstead.co.uk/
Before we head into my review, lets have a peek at the wonderful writer who brought this story to life.
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
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.
Purchase Links –
Web site: www.suewickstead.co.uk
Amazon .co.uk: http://bit.ly/JJKSupersonic
Amazon .com: http://amzn.to/2BxvU2l
WH Smiths: http://bit.ly/2TtCr2I
Book depository: http://bit.ly/2Ax6VcZ
Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2GXLTdq
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)
Additional bus models and books also offered as a promotion on request.
My introduction for this book should have given you a good idea of HOW MUCH I LOVED THIS BOOK! I am not ashamed to admit that I love to read children’s books, not just for my boys…but for me too. I love to escape into a crazy, imagined world where anything is possible. I have always been a big believer in encouraging children to read and be interested in books. My boys love a good story, and especially ones which have them captivated from the start.
Jay Jay, the Supersonic Bus was a wonderful story, which had heart. It told the lovely story of a bus from a scrapyard, who was made useful again. The story was lovely and we as a family, rooted for Jay Jay and we were fascinated by his character. My boys listened intently as I read each page to them and were left satisfied and pleased when we got the final page. My youngest asked if there were more books with Jay Jay in and I was so happy to tell him that there were. 🙂
Brilliant writing! Brilliant Story! Great read for children!
My boys loved it! I loved it! We as a family loved it! This childrens book ticked all the boxes for me. Definately recommend this to all of my readers!
Rating – 5 out of 5
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I love books too, and a lot more than I love people at times too.
It is lovley to hear how you appreciate and encourage reading, as a ‘Patron of Reading’ I think reading is important too.
I love visitng charity shops too and although my children are now grown up, I still keep and treasure their books.
It is good to escape into worlds and to enjoy picture book when I can too.
It is good to hear you are also a big believer in encouraging children to read and be interested in books.
My boys love a good story, and especially ones which have them captivated from the start.
I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed the story.
I loved the real bus and love that he lives on even if in fictional form