Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus
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?
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Having read and reviewed the first of the series of books written by Sue Wickstead, I was delighted to be offered the chance to review Daisy Daydream.
There is so much to delight both young and older readers. A wonderful story, beautiful illustrations by Helen Smith and at the back of the book. the real life story of the number 73 bus, this book is based on. It is the perfect combination of story, to entertain the child and fact to inspire their love of learning.
The story focuses around a Daisy Daydream, who soon to be replaced by new sleek buses, is turned into a play bus for young children. What I loved was the way the author not only told a charming and fun filled story, she teaches the reader, that embracing a new life can be fun and exciting, even when your a bus!
It is such a sweet story full of positive messages and images for children around play and story telling. I adored the way it takes the children and the bus on a story of discovery and how it ended in such a positive way. So many children’s books are dark and chilling, not always suitable for young readers, but what they will find here, is a story about childhood being fun. It made me laugh, smile and longing for the simple pleasure of playing on such a beautiful bus as Daisy Daydream.
A simple and positive story, I think it will appeal to young children, sitting cuddled up with their parent and as a first independent reading book.
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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 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.
You can follow the author on her website https://www.suewickstead.co.uk/