Today I am part of the Blog Tour for Sue Wickstead’s children’s picture book Daisy Daydream The Nursery Rhyme Bus! I am sharing my 5 star review. For those of you in the UK there is also a giveaway going on!
Daisy was a happy red bus who loved travelling the busy streets of London. When newer and shinier buses came along, the older buses like Daisy began to disappear.
Would Daisy become one of the forgotten buses, or was something else planned for her?
Author: Sue Wickstead
Published: September 30, 2018
Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: September 2, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 5 stars
Similar to the Jay-Jay children’s books, Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus is also based off of a real bus. Daisy was a red bus and those buses started being replaced with more modern buses. Daisy was worried what was going to happen to her. She did not want to become a forgotten bus! That was not to be her fate as her driver and conductor took care of her and gave her a new life like Jay-Jay! Jay-Jay even makes a welcome appearance.
Daisy’s new name and paint job made her even more special, as they consist of nursery rhymes. I hope Daisy and Jay-Jay appear together in future books! If your kids have read and enjoyed Jay-Jay, be sure to introduce them to Daisy! They will surely enjoy all of Wickstead’s children’s books.
As with Jay-Jay books, the illustrations are bright, lively, and definitely add to the story. I wish there had been children’s buses like these in the USA when I was a kid. It seems like the kids really enjoyed these buses!
There are pictures of the real “Daisy” ( Bus JJK261) at the end of the book. If you have small kids, be sure to introduce them to Sue Wickstead’s books as they will surely enjoy them!
About the Author:
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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