Saturday, 20 April 2019

#Review Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus @JayJayBus @rararesources #BlogBlitz #BookReview #PriceDrop #Win #Giveaway

Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus 

Written by Sue Wickstead


Published by Sue Wickstead 10 Oct. 2014
Genre Children's Story book.
Pages 42

Age Range 3 - 10 years

✨✨   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 (

Additional bus models and books also offered as a promotion on request.

My thanks to Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for the invitation to join the blog tour for Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus, and again to author Sue Wickstead for a free copy of this book to review.

There is also a raffle at the bottom of this blog post to win a copy of Jay-Jay and the Island Adventure.
(UK Residents Only)

The blurb:

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 thoughts:

I have another wonderful paperback book to pass onto my daughter for her class resource box! Ideal to tie in with travel and transport themes.

This book has lots of really beautifully drawn illustrations to captivate the imagination, and engage young readers as they follow this story.

The story is about a decommissioned bus called Jay-Jay. We meet Jay-Jay in the breakers yard, where the bus has been sent, and is waiting to be broken up for scrap. 

Before work can start on Jay-Jay, he is sold to a group of people who have a new purpose for him - as a children's playbus.

Jay-Jay is the narrator of this story, and we learn how he feels about the prospect of being broken up, the refurbishment, and his new status in the community.

This is a delightful, happy ending tale, with Jay-Jay being given a new lease of life. It is written in easily understandable language for young readers, whilst introducing a few more difficult words to extend their vocabulary.

This is the first of several books in this series, and one which I'd recommend for young readers, especially those with an interest in buses. 

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Author Bio – Sue Wickstead

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.

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JayJay Bus said...

Thank you for taking part in the one day book blitz for Jay-Jay the supersonic Bus.
I am glad to hear you enjoyed the story.
I am also pleased to hear that your daughter has another book for her class resource box! It is indeed an ideal book to tie in with travel and transport theme.
Maybe one day an author can visit too.

Deborah J Miles said...

This is a super series and I'm looking forward to reviewing Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure in May.