Blog Blitz, Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus by Sue Wickstead
Today I have something a little different. I am so happy to be part of the Blog Blitz for a children’s book called Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus by Sue Wickstead.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for providing a copy of the book which I have reviewed honestly.
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.
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Back in December of last year, I reviewed Sue Wickstead’s previous book The Christmas Play Rehearsal
so I was eager to read Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus to see if it was as much fun!
This was a delightful read about a bus who found himself at the scrap yard feeling old and alone. When he was transformed into a Playbus and kitted out with toys, he couldn’t have been happier. Children flocked to see the new ‘Supersonic’ bus and Jay-Jay felt he had a purpose once more.
The simple feel-good story gives children a strong message and the beautiful illustrations mean that they can easily follow the story themselves. I think parents and teachers could use the story to teach about the importance of recycling by pointing out Jay-Jays amazing transformation.
I loved the colourful, happy vibe to this book and feel that it will be a firm favourite in households and schools.
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.