Gloria The Summer Fun Bus by Sue Wickstead #Review #Giveaway

Welcome back to Cat and Mouse Reading, Sue Wickstead and your latest addition, Gloria the Summer Fun Book!  This new picture book is aimed at 5- 9 year olds. There is also a chance to win a great giveaway. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.
Gloria is a special Playbus.

She is painted with bright colours that makes her stand out. Now she is ready for a summer of fun, but will Max enjoy the adventure.

Why don't you join in the fun, too?

With its bright, colourful pictures and accessible text, Gloria is up to Sue's great standard for this series. You can read it as a standalone, but the variety of the play bus series makes the collection appealing. The illustrations underline the inclusive approach and I am sure all children will find something familiar within its pages. There is enough text for young readers to get their teeth into and the spacing and layout is excellent. There are also plenty of opportunities for the adults and children to share story points and to develop language skills. 

Cat and Mouse say: don't miss the bus! 

About the Author

Sue Wickstead is a teacher and an author and writes children’s picture books with a bus theme. She has also written a photographic history book about the real bus, which is where her story writing began.

Sue once worked with a playbus charity based in Crawley. 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.

Gloria is the most recent book and is based on the summer play-schemes which operated during the school holidays providing a safe place for children to meet and to play.

Award winning author

You can follow Sue here: 

Website   |  Facebook   |  Twitter
|  Bewbush Playbus   |  Teacher in the Cupboard 

  |  Instagram

Book links:  Amazon UK  |  Amazon US 
  |  Waterstones   |  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. 
Catch the bus for the rest of the tour!
Giveaway to Win a signed copy of Daisy Daydreams Bus Rhymes and Jokes (Open to UK Only)

*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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  1. Thank you for joining in with gloria and her blog tour. there is indeed something special about a Playbus journey and the message was very much all about inclusive, safe play. something we need this year I think.


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