#BlogTour #BookReview for Sparky the Dragon Bus by Sue Wickstead @JayJayBus @rararesources #SparkytheDragonBus

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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 very fond of the books in this series and they are a delight to read and they have some beautiful images and this is no different.  They images are attractive, nice and bright – and my daughter loved them so that for me was a massive plus.

As a mum I really liked the story and I found that it was well written and perfectly aimed at the target market.  It was a heart-warming story for both young and old, I really enjoyed it and so did my daughter.  It was easy to read, and easy to follow.

It is 5 stars from me for this one, it was a lovely book to read from start to finish and my daughter loved it too.  I love how the author has embraced the diversity in the book in such a subtle way – very highly recommended!

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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.

IMG_2893 1 (2)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/

Twitter https://twitter.com/JayJayBus

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayjaybusbooks/

Website : www.suewickstead.co.uk