David's Bin Day by Sue Wickstead #Review #Giveaway


Come along and meet David and his game of pretend in David's Bin Day!  Here we have a delightful picture book for ages 4-8. There is also a chance to win a  paperback copy of Jay Jay the Supersonic Bus and a 3D model.  Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.


What happens on a Wednesday morning?

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

Just like them David is wearing his brightly coloured bobble hat.

He is ready to play.

But where does everything disappear to?

And what happened to Daddy's important letter?


"David's playtime adventure stirs up a bit of trouble in this sweet book about playing pretend."

Sarah Flores, Write Down the Line

This is another lovely, relatable story which young readers will recognise as part of their daily life. Many a child will have watched the Bin Men empty the wheelie bins and then played a game of pretend. The illustrations are colourful and bold and add to the story. The text is clearly set out with punctuated speech.
     Ideal for sharing with a child or for more confident readers to attempt, this is a great addition to Sue Wickstead's collection of stories. I can also see it leading in to a pretend game so there are some great opportunities for play and conversation.
Cat and Mouse say: Check that bin!

About the Author

A work of the heart.

I am a Supply teacher working across Sussex and Surrey.

For over 20 years, alongside my teaching career, I worked with a Children’s Charity, a Playbus, which led me to write a photographic history book about it. (Bewbush Playbus.)

I soon found that many children had never been on a bus let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they wanted to know more.

I have been telling stories about the bus which led me to writing the fictional tale.

‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’, came out in print in 2014. From Fact to fiction the bus journey continues.

The story has led to 11 other children’s stories to date; some are from my teaching and play-work experiences as well as my bus adventures. There are more stories written and on their way.

In my role as visiting Supply Teacher, I am able to share the story as well as to leave a copy of the book in each school as I go.

I undertake author visits in schools, libraries and events on request.

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  |  WH Smith
  |  Foyles   |  Book Depository
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 (UK only)

Giveaway to Win a Paperback copy of Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus with 3D model (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 David on his blog tour.
    Today was my 'Alexander Day' (my grandson's visit)
    It was a Thursday and there was a lovley surprise as the Bin Men made two visits (Rubbish and recycling), and best of all they all stopped and waved in passing by.
    We had to read the book.
    I think Cat and Mouse always give good advice.
    Indeed: Check that bin! Especiall when David (or maybe Alexander) is about!?


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