#BlogTour #BookReview for Barty Barton by Sue Wickstead @rararesources @JayJayBus #BartyBarton #SueWickstead

What happens when we outgrow our teddy bears?

Should we let them go?

Thomas loved his teddy bear, but over the years, Barty had become tatty and old. 

However, Barty was no ordinary teddy bear, and he wasn’t about to give up on being loved.


I thought that the images in this book were lovely – the really suited the story!

I still have my bear from when I was really young in a box, he wasn’t given to my daughter as she favours a chinchilla teddy but he is kept for the memories and one to always treasure!

I loved that the teddies came to life too and we got to see their thoughts – it can’t be that nice being kept in a box in a dusty attic but it was lovely they got a new chance. I really liked their little personalities.

I can easily see this being a firm favourite and I know my daughter enjoyed it when my husband read it to her – she is reading a little herself now so it will be one we can read together with her toys too.

It is 5 stars from me for this one – a lovely book for bedtime – very highly recommended!!

Purchase Links



amazon.co.uk https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Sue+Wickstead&ref=nb_sb_nos

Amazon .com https://www.amazon.com/s?k=sue+wickstead&ref=nb_sb_noss

Waterstones https://www.waterstones.com/book/gloria-the-summer-fun-bus/sue-wickstead/9781916392304

Barnes and noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gloria-the-summer-fun-bus-sue-wickstead/1136923441?ean=9781916392304


Sue Wicktstead 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 (ten to date) which all indeed have a bus connection as well as links to her teaching journey.

Gloria is the most recent bus book and is based on the summer play-schemes which operated during the school holidays providing a safe place to play and to meet other children. (published 2020)

‘Barty Barton; the bear that was loved too much’ was also published in 2020. Barty was written for both her son and grandson.

Some of Sue’s books have been entered and shortlisted in ‘The Wishing Shelf Book Awards’, her book ‘A Spooky Tale’ was a silver medal winner in 2019. It is a story written with her class in school and is aimed at the younger reader.

Social Media Links –

Web site : www.suewickstead.co.uk

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/


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