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Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus by Sue Wickstead #Review #Childrens #BookBlitz

Jay-Jay the supersonic Bus

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.

 

My Review:

This is a delightful, colourful, children’s story based on something that really happened. It is beautifully illustrated throughout and tells the story from the point of view of Jay-Jay, the bus transformed from dropping to pieces in a scrapyard to being a source of fun and excitement in a new role as a ‘Playbus’. The story is engaging and the illustrations add to its appeal. This is a relatively quick but engaging read that will appeal to children – younger ones will enjoy having it read to them and more competent readers will be able to read it independently. It is a story for sharing, one to laugh and enjoy with others – I certainly enjoyed sharing it!

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.

Purchase Links –

Web site: www.suewickstead.co.uk

http://bit.ly/JJKSupersonic – Amazon .co.uk

http://amzn.to/2BxvU2l – Amazon .com

Waterstones http://bit.ly/2F9DSQ5

WH Smiths http://bit.ly/2TtCr2I

Book depository http://bit.ly/2Ax6VcZ

Foyles http://bit.ly/2Ffm71U

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.

Author Bio

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 –

https://www.suewickstead.co.uk/

Facebook: – Author Page http://bit.ly/2kEEhPq

http://bit.ly/2kXfjdj – Bewbush Playbus

http://bit.ly/2BZiews – Teacher in the cupboard

Twitter https://twitter.com/JayJayBus

Giveaway to Win Jay-Jay and the Island Adventure (UK Only)

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One comment on “Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus by Sue Wickstead #Review #Childrens #BookBlitz

  1. Sue Wickstead
    April 27, 2019

    Thank you for taking your time to write a review for ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’, on its recent book blitz.
    It certainly was a whirlwind of a day and i loved reading all the different reviews.
    As a teacher myself, currently a supply cover teacher, I love sharing stories and value books and readin.
    I am glad you enjoyed the story

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