Thank you to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ for organising this tour and to Sue Wickstead for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. So pleased to have Daisy stopping by today.
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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I’m a huge fan of the Jay-Jay books so I was delighted to be offered the chance to read and review Daisy Daydream too. It’s lovely to see that Jay-Jay now has a friend.
Daisy is a red double decker who works in London. One day she notices the older busses are moving on to pastures new and being replaced by newer and shinier ones and Daisy is worried about what will happen to her. Will Daisy shine again?
I love this story about how Daisy finds a new and fulfilling role in life and the premise that with some TLC and a purpose things (and people) can be given a new lease of life and purpose. The delightful use of nursery rhymes really links this book with the early years curriculum and children could have great fun creating their own Daisy and adding their favourite rhymes to her. Older children can use this novel as a starting point to stimulate discussion about the worth of objects and people linked to ages and experience. It also lends itself to conversations around up-cycling versus new and environmental factors.
As with all of Sue’s books, Daisy is delightfully illustrated and guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of young and older readers. The pictures really bring the story to life and support the storytelling.
Daisy Daydream is a delightful addition to any child’s story repertoire.
Author Bio – Sue Wickstead
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.
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Facebook: – Author Page http://bit.ly/2kEEhPq
http://bit.ly/2kXfjdj – Bewbush Playbus
http://bit.ly/2BZiews – Teacher in the cupboard