A story based on a, once real, Playbus.
The Playbus was a much loved haven for children to come along and play.
This is the fourth book about the Playbus and begins with a red London, double-decker bus which is being updated by newer shinier buses.
A picture book for children aged 5 - 8
With a theme of recycling the story has a message that not everything old should be thrown away.
Any child who enjoys stories about transport will love this and of course will want to find a playbus to play on.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 8 Years|
About the Author
The books have all received 5-star awards from 'Readers Favourite'.
She was initially involved in a playbus charity and left full time teaching to write the photographic history book about the playbus itself.
This led to many questions from the children that she met asking what the playbus did and how was it different to any other ordinary bus. This led to telling stories and eventually the fictional tale was written. JJK261 was the real bus and gave the bus the name Jay-Jay.
Sue has written three other adventures for Jay-Jay as well as A Spooky Tale for younger readers.
Sue has visited many schools, both as a cover teacher and as an author. Including schools in Spain.
The children love knowing where the inspiration for the stories come from and are fascinated to hear that the bus was in fact real. With both a factual and fictional background to her writing she is able to share her enthusiasm and has many more stories to follow.
Each of her books have a factual link as well as a bus in them somewhere.
A Patron of Reading and a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.
Table of Contents
This is a children's picture book telling the story of a bus, which was being replaced by newer model buses.
The old bus might be thrown out, sent to a museum or even a scrap yard but luckily it is recycled and used as a Playbus.
The story is based on a, once real, Playbus and the book contains some original photographs as well as links to its past life.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus by Sue Wickstead is the delightful story of Daisy, the red double-decker bus who once traveled the streets of London. She was the number 73 bus and rode the Oxford Street route. Everything changed the day a bright red bus drove into the garage. The big red bus was shiny and new and had a door in the front, unlike Daisy. As more new buses came, Daisy understood that it would only be a matter of time before these buses replaced the old ones like her. One by one, the old buses disappeared and Daisy was worried, wondering what would happen to her. Her driver, Philip, and conductor, Val, had other plans. They decided to transform her into a play bus after having read a story about an old bus in the newspaper. Daisy’s name was changed to Daisy Daydream and she began her dream run. It is an adorable story based on a real play bus. Apart from introducing children to nursery rhyme characters, the story also conveys an important message – that of recycling the old and reusing it instead of throwing it away. The pictures are bright and colorful and they make the scenes vivid and bring the entire story alive. The storybook is perfect for fun and interactive sessions in classrooms because it is educational. Parents will find it easy to teach their kids about nursery rhyme characters and nursery rhymes with the help of this story. It is a good book for all children who love traveling and exploring the city in a bus.