#BlogTour Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure by Sue Wickstead @jayjaybus @rararesources #JayJay #Giveaway

Today I am very pleased to be on the blog tour for the second Jay Jay bus book, Jay Jay and his Island Adventure.

About the Book

Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure

Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus is not an ordinary bus taking you on a journey. He is a Playbus. Find out what happens when he is invited to an island where the children have never seen a double-decker bus – and certainly not one full of toys!

Behind the story:

‘Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure’, was originally written for a Scottish book bus. 

‘Play,Talk, Read’ was the project which visited remote areas if Scotland to encourage reading in the very young. It was a great success and the bus even visited the Shetland Islands travelling on a very small ferry.

The children had never seen a double-decker on their island before and certainly not one to play on.

However, the Scottish project was too busy with referendums and with the book ready and edited I changed the name of the bus from Benji, sending Jay-Jay instead.

The island on the cover of the book was based on a piece of mainland Spain which I have visited many times. 

Cap D’Or is the promentory near to a little village of Moraira.

The villagers in Moraira invited me to read this book in their library and local schools.

The people in this little village were surprised to find that Jay-Jay was a real bus. 

(Jay-Jay may not have got to Spain in reality but in my imagination he did and now all of the books are in the local library in both Teulada and Moraira.)

Memorable moraira – http://bit.ly/2BHCELf

Purchase Links –

Amazon UK  – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jay-Jay-his-Island-Adventure-Wickstead-ebook/dp/B06XS79243/

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/Jay-Jay-his-Island-Adventure-Wickstead-ebook/dp/B06XS79243/


Waterstones http://bit.ly/2F9DSQ5

WH Smiths http://bit.ly/2TtCr2I

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

Foyles http://bit.ly/2Ffm71U

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

My Review

This is the second Jay Jay book I have read with Amelia and we both loved it just as much as the first one.

In this story Jay Jay has to go on a ferry to visit some children who have never seen a double decker bus before, and he gets into a few scrapes both getting onto the ferry and also whilst he is travelling across the water.

Once on the Island Jay Jay meets lots of children who all have a great time playing on him and having adventures with all the toys and fancy dress he takes to them.

We really loved this book as there are lots of nice bright pictures for Amelia to look at and she could also read quite a lot of it as the words weren’t too long. When I told her that I was getting this book she was really excited and couldn’t wait to read it. We now also read and enjoyed book 3 which will be reviewed on the next blog tour in the very near future.


If you have read and enjoyed this book and the first one then please feel free to enter the below rafflecopter giveaway for the chance to win book 3 in the series, Jay Jay and the Carnival Amelia and I have read it and can confirm it is another great book about Jay Jay.

*Terms and Conditions –UK entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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About the Author

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.


One thought on “#BlogTour Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure by Sue Wickstead @jayjaybus @rararesources #JayJay #Giveaway

  1. Thank you so much for being part of the blog tour for ‘Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure’, i am glad both you and Amelia are enjoying the bus ride too.
    Good to hear that you have got to the Carnival and hope you are enjoying that book too.
    Looking forward to your review and once again thank you.


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