Bus Rhymes and Playtime by Sue Wickstead #Review #Giveaway


Welcome back to the Playbus for Sue Wickstead's new picture book about Daisy Daydream and her friends. Bus Rhymes and Playtime was published on September 1st by JayJay Books.  There is also the chance to win a signed copy of  the Double-Decker Playbus Colouring Book. Details on how to enter are at the foot of this post.

Have you got your ticket ready?

Where shall we go today?

Why not jump on board the bus

– come along to sing and play.

So, take your seat as off we go.

What could happen along the way?

(Rhymes for Jay-Jay; Daisy; Sparky and Gloria too. Tickets with questions to answer as well as poems for storybooks)

 This picture book of rhymes has a great sense of fun and is aimed at children aged 3 - 9 years. Young readers will love the bright illustrations and each page poses a question and gives great opportunities to encourage discussion. It is a lovely book for sharing and enjoying. Several of the rhymes are reminiscent of popular children's somdgs and  young children will be able to sing along to the rhymes. 

Cat and Mouse say: We're going on a bus ride...!

About the Author

Sue Wickstead lives in West Sussex, UK and writes children’s picture story books.

Sue's stories are inspired by her adventures with a Playbus as well as her experiences as a teacher.

The Playbus was a real double-decker bus full of toys, arts and crafts, as well as a lot of fun to play on.

Sue wrote a photographic social history book about the project which led to her story telling and her writing. All of Sue’s books do have a bus included in them somewhere. Daisy Daydream was the bus that Sue painted and the start of her Playbus and writing journey.

When not writing Sue builds models with Lego (especially for her grandson), she loves spending quality time with her young grandson and enjoys creating models to share with him on his visits.

Her grandson features in the book ‘Barty Barton; the bear that was loved too much’ which was published in 2020. He also helps his Nanny Sue to sing along with a few of the rhymes sue has written.

Many of Sue’s books have been entered and shortlisted in ‘The Wishing Shelf Book Awards’, the book ‘A Spooky Tale’ was a silver medal winner in 2019. The story was written with her class in school.

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.


  Check out the rest of the tour!

Giveaway (UK only)

Giveaway to Win a signed copy of  the Double-Decker Playbus Colouring Book. (UK only)To enter, follow the link below and good luck!

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