Today I am very pleased to be on the blog tour for Sue Wickstead’s book A Spooky Tale – a walk with our teacher. Thanks as always to Sue and Rachel for giving me a book to read with my daughter.
When the teacher decided to take the class out on a walk the children did not want to go … But…
What could possibly go wrong? why did the class not feel well? Read the book to find out.
A Spooky Tale –
Amazon.co.uk – http://bit.ly/2IezJKCAmazonuk
Amazon.com – http://bit.ly/2QHTz4GSpookycom
WHSmith – http://bit.ly/2WnMyMnSpookyWHSmith
Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/2KozTBESpookyBandN
As with Sue’s other books this is a nice short read to look at with younger children, although as the title suggests this one is slightly scariter than her bus books.
The book follows a group of school children on a trip with their teacher but they keep meetimg scary people, like witches, wolves and dinosaurs.
The story is long enough to be a great story and short enough to keep young childrens attention with the pictures being bright and colourful.
About the Author
Author Bio –
I am an author and a teacher and have written six children’s picture books, all with a bus included
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.
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
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.