Saturday, 20 April 2019

Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus by Sue Wickstead


Title: Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus
Author: Sue Wickstead
Genre: Children’s picture story book
Target Age: Children / MG / 5-8 years
Publication Date: 20th October 2014


Jay-Jay the bus is rescued from the dirty scrap yard, where he was sadly gathering dust and cobwebs. Feeling nervous yet excited, he is taken to an airport where he is magically transformed into a 'Playbus' full of toys, games and adventure.

A fictional tale based on a real-life bus 'Supersonic', which flew in the imaginations of the many young children who visited it.


Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus will be 99p until 22nd April.




Special Blitz offer: A free 3D bus which can be claimed via Website Enquiry Button  using ref code JJay

Additional bus models and books also offered as a promotion on request.




My Review:

Written from Jay-Jay's point of view, this is a wonderful picture book which is a delight to read.

Based on a true story, we join Jay-Jay on his adventures, as he is rescued from the scrapyard and becomes a playbus.

The book is well-written and the colourful illustrations help to bring Jay-Jay to life and complement the tale perfectly.



Author Bio


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 continued.

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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1 comment :

  1. Thank you for taking part in the blog blitz for Jay-Jay the supersonic bus and I am glad you enjoyed the story.
    Indeed a real bus now living on in fictional form.
    Thanks for reading and enjoying the tale

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