Gloria the Summer Fun Bus - Sue Wickstead

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"Fun and friendships in the summer fun bus "


Gloria is a special Playbus.

She is painted with bright colours that makes her stand out.

Now she is ready for a summer of fun, but will Max enjoy the adventure.

Why don't you join in the fun, too?

My Review

This book series is a firm favourite in our home! so much so that when the author Sue Wicksted ran a name the bus competition on twitter my son could not wait to take part!

When Sue got in touch my son was offered the most amazing prize his name would be in the book!!

Max is my youngest son and he was beyond thrilled to think a character would be named after him and he could not wait to get stuck into the story!

Max and his brother visit Gloria the summer fun bus in there local park, Gloria visited the local area to provide children with a place to play during the summer.

But Max is not happy, he thinks the bus is for babies!

Max is quite cheeky to start with with making noise and not playing properly but Gloria's fun activities and the friends he makes slowly change his view and he loves Gloria!

like all the "bus books" as my Max calls them this read is packed with fun, colour, fabulous drawings and a beautiful message in the way these special buses support the children and the local community because all the buses in the series are based on real life fun buses!

My Max loved this book and so did I, cheeky Max in the story looks just like my son and while he may not be a cheeky as the character my Max he still has his moments! ha!

A beautiful read and a series not to be missed! thank you Sue for making my son's dreams come true!

Author Bio

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 playbus charity based in Crawley. 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.

Gloria is the most recent book and is based on the summer play-schemes which operated during the school holidays providing a safe place for children to meet and to play.

Award winning author

Social Media Links –

Web site :

Facebook: - Author Page

Facebook - Playbus page



Purchase Links

Amazon .com


Barnes and noble


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Thank you to the Publisher and Author for sending me an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this novel and for the opportunity to review these works.

All reviews are my own unbiased opinion.

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