#BlogTour #BookReview Daisy DayDream by Sue Wickstead
My Rating: 🤩🤩🤩.5
Target Age: 5-9 years old
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Daisy was a happy red bus who loved travelling the busy streets of London.
When newer and shinier buses came along, the older buses like Daisy began to disappear. Would Daisy become one of the forgotten buses, or was something else planned for her?
This was certainly an interesting story to share with my daughter on an evening, and just that bit different to anything we had read together previously. She loved the pictures, and asked a lot of questions as we went along!
Part of her curiosity is from her Grandad running a bus company, so she wanted to know of he had this bus and such, but also other questions about how the bus worked and such. This is certainly a book that encourages learning!
In fact, at times it did feel a bit too technical, and a lot of what was being asked we couldn’t answer, at times it did feel that this was a bit too involved. However, I can see this being beneficial for learning and encouraging learning, so perhaps be aware of this when diving in! Get your learning head on!
The story is described as a follow on to a series, but easily read as a stand-alone, however for us we found that the mixture of characters and what was happening was confusing at times. Much of this would have been avoidable if the series had been read previously I think!
Well worth a read with children, but I would start the series at the beginning and learn as you go! A wonderful book that’s fun and educational with gorgeous pictures, it’s certainly worth starting at the beginning!!
About The Author:
I am a teacher and an author and have currently written six children’s picture books with a bus theme.
For over 20 years, alongside my teaching career, I worked with a Children’s Charity, The Bewbush Playbus Association, which led me to write a photographic history book about it.
I soon found that many children had never been on a bus before, let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they wanted to know more. I decided to write a fictional tale about the bus, his number plate JJK261 gave him his name.
‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus,’ came out in print in 2014. It is the story behind the original bus and is his journey from a scrap-yard to being changed into a playbus for children to play in. From Fact to fiction the bus journey continue
This story has now been followed by five more picture books.
I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share the story. There are also a few more stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.
The story has been read in many schools in the south-East of England, where I teach as a cover teacher, it is always well received and certainly different.
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Facebook: – Author Page http://bit.ly/2kEEhPq