Jay-Jay and the Carnival by Sue Wickstead #Review #Giveaway

I am delighted to welcome Sue Wickstead's picture book, Jay-Jay and the Carnival to Cat and Mouse Reading today. Today, this picture book for 5-9 year olds is hosting a Giveaway. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.  


Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus is a brightly coloured playbus full of toys. He’s always ready for adventure, and after an eventful summer the bus is ready for his journey to the carnival. The children are also excited – but what will happen on the way?

 The next in the Jay-Jay series, this colourful picture book has all the ingredients of its predecessor. With its eye-catching illustrations , the young reader will enjoy sharing the pages and seeing what Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus gets up to next. The theme of Carnival is just right for the summer holidays and as before, the layout is clearly defined with text passages and direct speech woven into the story. 
    Told from Jay-Jay's point of view, it feels like a celebration of a great little series.

Cat and Mouse say: Celebrate! 

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.

You can follow Sue here: Website   |  Facebook   |  Twitter

Book links: Website  |  Amazon UK  |  Amazon US 
   |  Waterstones  |    W H Smiths  |  Book Depository 
   |   Foyles  |   Barnes and Noble

Thanks to Sue Wickstead and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for a copy of the book and a place on the tour. 

                                             Check out the rest of the tour!


Giveaway to Win 1 x Paperback copy of Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus (UK Only). To enter, just follow the link below and good luck!

*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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