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Gloria the Summer Fun Bus by Sue Wickstead - Book Tour & Review + Giveaway

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Gloria 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?

Purchase Links
Barnes and noble

My Review
Gloria the Summer Fun Bus is a cute children's book that I really enjoyed reading with my son.
Max and his brother are with a group of children who want to play on Gloria. Max, however, is the only one who doesn't want to play. He thinks Gloria is for babies, and he's too old to play. So he lashes out and reacts in bad ways, like squirting paint everywhere. Max soon realizes his behavior isn't getting the reaction he'd like, though. What does he do next?
I really liked that this book showed kids that it's not okay to be mean or "bratty" like Max. That it's okay if you don't like something, but it's not okay to try and ruin that for someone else. Definitely a good lesson for kids to learn.
Parents and younger readers will enjoy Gloria the Summer Fun Bus.
5 stars!

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 –
Facebook: - Author Page
Facebook  - Playbus page

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  1. Thank you for being part of Glorias blog tour, i am glad to hear that your son enjoyed the bus journey too.


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