#BlogTour Sparky The Dragon Bus by Sue Wickstead @jayjaybus @rararesources #Sparky #SpecialBus

Today i am very excited and pleased to be on the blog tour for a very special book, and very special bus. The book is Sparky the Dragon Bus, which is the next in the series by Sue Wickstead. Sue has previously written about another special bus called JayJay, which i have previously reviewed.

About the Book

Sparky the Dragon Bus
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.
Purchase Links
Free 3D bus template with book orders from Sue Wickstead’s website or direct message to author –

My Review

As I have mentioned I have previously read so was looking forward to this one.

This book follows a different bus to before, called Sparky, which is a double decker converted into a fun bus for children.

The book also features a little girl who is in a wheelchair so thinks she can’t join in the fun on the bus with her friends, but Sparky has some surprises for her so she feels included.

The book is a great read and shows children all about how disabilities don’t mean that people miss out and also how to help their friends if they have a disability.

It is yet another great book and I can’t wait to read more with my girls from Sue as they love them all as well.

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
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.

2 thoughts on “#BlogTour Sparky The Dragon Bus by Sue Wickstead @jayjaybus @rararesources #Sparky #SpecialBus

  1. Thank you for joining in the bus ride for Sparky the Dragon Bus.
    I am pleased to hear you and your girls enjoy my stories.
    Sparky was a real Playbus, with Princess Anne as a patron. It was indeed well thought of delivering services to many children with disabilities.


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