Sunday, 9 January 2022

#BookReview David's Bin Day by Sue Wickstead @JayJayBus #childrenspicturebook #IARTG #IndieAuthor #ChildrensAuthor

Written by Sue Wickstead


Published by Sue Wickstead (2 April 2022)
Genre Children's Picture Book
Pages 40
ISBN-10 1916392334
ISBN-13 978-1916392335

For children aged 3 - 8 years
I am delighted to have received an advance copy of Sue Wickstead's latest children's book, David's Bin Day, to review. Thank you, Sue. It has been a privilege to get an early look at your next publication.

The blurb:

What is it like to be a binman?

As a bin lorry clatters down the street one morning, a little boy is watching with interest.

Just like the binmen, David is wearing his brightly coloured bobble hat, and he is ready to tidy things up.

But everything in his home begins to disappear!

And what happened to Daddy's important letter?

My thoughts:

This is the story of a little boy, David, who is inspired by watching the bin men working in his road, to collect all the 'rubbish' in his house, and dispose of it himself - just like he has seen the bin men do. The trouble is, not everything he picks up and puts into his bin is rubbish. Thankfully, unlike the waste that has gone into the bin lorry, the things that David has collected are not gone forever.

I read this book to my two year old granddaughter, who is quite taken with busses, trains, helicopters, airplanes, emergency service vehicles and of course the bin lorry, and she absolutely loved it! I was as much entertained as she was, and this is the first children's book that has found its way on to my 6Stars! list.

David's Bin Day is inspired by a true story. It is an engaging and funny story with the most wonderful accompanying illustrations. Written in easily understandable language for younger readers, and introducing a few more difficult words to extend their vocabulary, it made me smile, and has already become a favourite with my granddaughter.

As you know, I am a big fan of Sue Wickstead's children's stories, so it is no surprise that I highly recommend this book for younger readers, and have ordered a couple of paperback copies for my grandchildren.

Author Bio – Sue Wickstead

Sue Wickstead is a teacher and an author and writes children's picture books with a bus theme.

Sue once worked with a play charity which operated on a double-decker bus. This led her to write the photographic history book about the project. The 'Bewbush Playbus' book was published in 2012.

Sue then began to write a fictional tale about the bus. 'Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus', his number plate JJK261 gave him his name and has now been followed by more picture books which all indeed have a bus connection as well as links to her teaching journey.

Award winning author - 'Wishing Shelf book Awards'

Social Media Links –
Facebook Author Page
Facebook Playbus Page


  1. It is always good to read your reviews and to hear that your granddaughter is enjoying th stories too.
    My grandson likes diggers at the moment but is starting to enjoy a few story books with Nanny.
    He will certainly have to like buses as he will definately hear about a few.

  2. Today my grandson and I watched the two bin lorries pass by on his Thursday visit.
    both the rubbish and the recycling truck.
    We were even more excited when the bin men noticed him watching and all gave him a wave.

  3. That's lovely! I ran after a bin lorry pushing a pushchair the other day so that my granddaughter could see how the back goes up to swallow all the rubbish. She loves tractors too, so I'm hoping you will add a story about a tractor to your collection soon.