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Jay-Jay and the Carnival by Sue Wickstead - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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Jay-Jay and the Carnival

Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus is a brightly coloured playbus full of toys. He’s always ready for adventure, and after an eventful summer the bus is ready for his journey to the carnival. The children are also excited – but what will happen on the way?

Purchase Links
Book depository
Also available via Gardner’s and Bertram’s wholesalers

 My Review
Jay-Jay and the Carnival is a fun, colorfully illustrated book featuring everyone's favorite playbus. This time, Jay-Jay is leading the parade to celebrate the end of summer holiday. On his way to the carnival, though, something bad happens. Does Jay-Jay make it to the carnival in time? You'll have to read it and find out.
I really liked this story. It's my second adventure with Jay-Jay, and I can say that my 4-year old son also enjoys reading the stories about Jay-Jay with me. The illustrations are bright and eye-catching. The story is fun and easy to read. Beginning readers will find it engaging and straightforward, and parents will like the fact that the book is entertaining and will keep their child's attention. 
I would definitely recommend this (and the other Jay-Jay stories) to everyone. 
5 stars!

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. 

Social Media Links –
Facebook: - Author Page - Bewbush Playbus - Teacher in the cupboard

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  1. Thank you for your review and i am glad to hear both you and your son enjoyed the Carnival Parade


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