Wednesday, 14 August 2019

#BookReview Daisy Daydream Bus Rhymes and Jokes @JayJayBus

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Daisy Daydream 

Bus Rhymes and Jokes  

Written by Sue Wickstead


Published by  Neilsen (2 July 2019)
Genre Children's Books, Nursery Rhymes
Pages 29
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 0993073794
ISBN-13 978-0993073793

Age Range 2 - 8 years

My sincere thanks to children's author Sue Wickstead for a free paperback copy of her latest book, Daisy Daydream Bus Rhymes and Jokes, to review.

The blurb:

A book of poetry and rhymes with a bus twist.

Together with a few tickets full of jokes to capture the imagination of young readers and get them to giggle along on the bus journey.

Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus now has a few nursery rhymes of her own.

My thoughts:

By now, you will have realised that I absolutely adore Sue Wickstead's children's stories. This is the seventh book by Ms Wickstead that I've read, and I have to say that they are all absolutely delightful. They are perfectly designed to engage small children, capture their imaginations, and encourage them develop an interest in reading. 

Daisy Daydream Bus Rhymes and Jokes is a colourful little book, filled with original rhymes - some are well-known nursery rhymes, but written with a twist - and some truly terrible, groan-inducing jokes, guaranteed to make children laugh out loud. Young readers will recognise the traditional rhymes, but will be surprised and delighted by the playbus-oriented endings.

As always, there are lots of beautifully drawn pictures to accompany each rhyme, and in this book the jokes are presented on different types of bus ticket. The pictures and rhymes will encourage discussion, and children may notice the pretty little seagull which appears in Ms Wickstead's other bus books, popping up here occasionally too.

Another winner as far as I'm concerned, and I've started my Christmas shopping early by buying 3 copies for the little ones in my family.

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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. 

Social Media Links –

Facebook: - Author Page - Bewbush Playbus - Teacher in the cupboard

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