Blog Tour stop for this wonderful and enjoyable story - Heartwarming, bright, colourful and full of fun
"Jump aboard to find out what makes Sparky so special. "
Sparky the Dragon Bus
Sparky isn’t your typical double-decker bus.
Behind the dragon and magical paintings, she’s full of fun and adventures for all children.
Jump aboard to find out what makes Sparky so special.
I am back today with another fantastic story from the wonderful Sue Wickstead
Back with a new play bus story in Sparky The Dragon Bus, we meet a very special play-bus, as this one is specially adapted to allow children with mobility issues to access all areas of the bus. When a little girl in a wheelchair visits she is thrilled to use the special ramp to get onto the bus and with this and a special stair lift she can move around the bus with ease and as a great time playing with the other children!
This book is not only a truly sweet story with beautifully created images to accompany the tale, The story is is a wonderful teaching aid for young children about mobility issues and disabilities that others can have and the effects it can have on there lives.
My Son the youngest Mini Twist absolutely adores the authors books, he cherishes every one and while "A Spooky Tale" remains his favourite at the moment see his review here:- https://booksandemma.wixsite.com/blog/post/a-spooky-tale-sue-wickstead
He thoroughly enjoyed the dragon bus too, here is his review:-
Buses are cool and the best buses ever are ones to play in, more buses should have toys! I like to read about all the play buses, Jay-Jay is my favourite but the dragon bus was awesome too as it had a lift I don't think i could use the lift as it was for people in wheelchairs but it was still cool. I wish I could visit all the buses in real life.
I really like the pictures in the book they have lots and lots of colours and I like to hunt different things on each page, my mummy and me play an Eye-Spy game so my mummy will spy something and I have to find it in the picture!
I want more bus books!! I have all the books so far and I like to read them again and again
They should make a cartoon show of the buses that would a great I think.
BIG THANK YOU to Mrs Sue (Mrs Wickstead - is what he meant he was just excited!) for my bus books and for making them keep writing more, all the buses should go on an adventure or holiday together!! they can come visit me!
Mini Twist - M Aged 8
I am an author and a teacher and have written six children’s picture books, all with a bus included somewhere.
Having been able to share my first book, 'Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus', it was time to think about writing a book for younger readers.
While visiting a local school the children were writing stories about a journey, we read Jay-Jay’s book and then I remembered a book that I had written some years before and I read this to the class too, and they loved it.
The original story was based on a walk with my class around the neighbourhood of Bewbush, Crawley. The walk had led to map work and sequencing. Then together with the class I wrote an imaginative adventure.
The events we imagined were put into a class book. The book was shared with many classes and it was always a favourite.
Now years later I decided it was time to update, improve and look at publishing the book.
There is indeed a walk around the district of Bewbush. and following the publication of the book I went back to see if and how the neighbourhood had changed.
‘Oh, I see you have written a book without a bus!’ commented a friend.
But, look through the pages and you will see there always has to be a bus!
The neighbourhood of Bewbush was a new estate built in Crawley town in the 1970's. The area was built without any shops, school or safe places for children to play. It was an area of high need and was supported by a special playbus which offered a much-needed playgroup venue.
I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share my stories. There are also a few more stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.
Social Media Links
Facebook: - Author Page https://www.facebook.com/storiesSue/
Facebook - Playbus page https://www.facebook.com/BewbushPlaybus/
Web site : www.suewickstead.co.uk
Free 3D bus template with book orders from Sue Wickstead’s website or direct message to author - https://www.suewickstead.co.uk/
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.