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Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure by Sue Wickstead #Review #Children’s #BlogTour #Giveaway

Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure

Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus is not an ordinary bus taking you on a journey. He is a Playbus. Find out what happens when he is invited to an island where the children have never seen a double-decker bus – and certainly not one full of toys!

Behind the story:

‘Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure’, was originally written for a Scottish book bus.

‘Play,Talk, Read’ was the project which visited remote areas if Scotland to encourage reading in the very young. It was a great success and the bus even visited the Shetland Islands travelling on a very small ferry.

The children had never seen a double-decker on their island before and certainly not one to play on.

However, the Scottish project was too busy with referendums and with the book ready and edited I changed the name of the bus from Benji, sending Jay-Jay instead.

The island on the cover of the book was based on a piece of mainland Spain which I have visited many times.

Cap D’Or is the promentory near to a little village of Moraira.

The villagers in Moraira invited me to read this book in their library and local schools.

The people in this little village were surprised to find that Jay-Jay was a real bus.

(Jay-Jay may not have got to Spain in reality but in my imagination he did and now all of the books are in the local library in both Teulada and Moraira.)

Memorable moraira – http://bit.ly/2BHCELf

My Review:

I’m loving reading this series about the adventures of Jay-Jay! This, like the others I’ve already read and reviewed, is a children’s book about the playbus known as Jay-Jay. Fairly obviously, in this adventure involves the play bus travelling on a ferry to an island. The story is told from the point of view of Jay-Jay, sharing his fears of the ferry crossing, the excitement of being there for the children on the island and some of the things they get to play at whilst on the bus. It is another beautifully illustrated, inspirational story and a great read that I have no hesitation in highly recommending parents, teachers and young children check out!

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

Purchase Links –

Amazon UK  – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jay-Jay-his-Island-Adventure-Wickstead-ebook/dp/B06XS79243/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Jay-Jay-his-Island-Adventure-Wickstead-ebook/dp/B06XS79243/

www.suewickstead.co.uk

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

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 Carnival

(UK Only)

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2 comments on “Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure by Sue Wickstead #Review #Children’s #BlogTour #Giveaway

  1. Sue Wickstead
    May 19, 2019

    Thank you for being part of the tour and i am so glad that you are enjoying the bus ride.
    this one is special in a different way.
    Spain and now it is off to Australia.
    thank you

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Sue Wickstead
    May 19, 2019

    I am so glad you are enjoying hearing about Jay-Jay and am glad you are enjoying being on the blog tour.
    I value your opinion.

    Liked by 1 person

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