#BlogTour #BookReview for Jay-Jay and the Carnival by Sue Wickstead #Win @rararesources #JayJayandtheCarnival #Giveaway @JayJayBus

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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?



I love the books in this series and I love seeing the different adventures that Jay-Jay gets up too and this one is a lot of fun!

The images in this book are a pure delight and I really enjoy sitting down with my daughter to read the stories and share in the joy of her imagination. She is only young and a little under the target age range for the book but I think it shows how strong the story is that she will willingly pick up the book at bedtime and talk to me about the different pictures on the pages.

It is 5 stars for me for this one, it is a lovely story, thoroughly enjoyable and it was a hit with “old” and young in our house! Very highly recommended!!

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jay-Jay-Carnival-Sue-Wickstead-ebook/dp/B07CMGNTNT/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Jay-Jay-Carnival-Sue-Wickstead-ebook/dp/B07CMGNTNT/


Waterstones http://bit.ly/2F9DSQ5

WH Smiths https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/jayjay-and-the-carnival/sue-wickstead/paperback/9780993073755.html

Book depository http://bit.ly/2Ax6VcZ

Foyles http://bit.ly/2Ffm71U

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2GXLTdq

Also available via Gardner’s and Bertram’s wholesalers

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JayJay Author PhotoI 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 http://bit.ly/2kEEhPq

http://bit.ly/2kXfjdj – Bewbush Playbus

http://bit.ly/2BZiews – Teacher in the cupboard

Twitter https://twitter.com/JayJayBus



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  1. Thank you for posting a review on your blog.
    It is always great to hear from those who enjoy reading and read such a wide genre of books.
    I love reading but don’t get as much time as i would like.
    I do manage to read to children in school when i can.
    Sadly, school pace of learning does not offer as much opportunity which is a shame and as a supply teacher I might read a beginning, middle or end of a class book – I try to find a copy to read when i can and have a few to read over the summer.
    I was especially pleased to hear that your daughter loved the books too and that they are a favourite.
    Hopefully there are a few more adventures to follow (not all about Jay-Jay but certainly buses … at the moment)


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