Sparky the Dragon Bus

Sparky the Dragon Bus

by Sue Wickstead


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Sparky is a Playbus just like Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus and Daisy Daydream and just like Jay-Jay and Daisy, Sparky was a real Playbus too. Now she has a fictional tale of her own.
The Real Sparky
Sparky the Dragon Bus, JGA 199N, was a project in Glasgow offering play opportunities to disabled children and their families.
It was a unique Playbus containing many special features, such as a chairlift from the lower deck, allowing users an access to the upper deck.
At the rear was an emergency exit slide. The slide started from the top deck with a large, soft mat on the ground to ensure safe landing.
Sparky encouraged many children to come along to the play scheme where they played alongside children of all abilities.
Sparky the Dragon Bus was quickly recognised for its valuable service, and even received a royal visit from Princess Anne.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780993073786
Publisher: Sue Wickstead
Publication date: 11/03/2019
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

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 play charity which operated on a double-decker bus. 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.
Award winning author - 'Wishing Shelf book Awards'

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