Today I am very excited to be reviewing the latest great book by Sue Wickstead, the author who wrote all the great JayJay bus books. The new book is called David’s Bin Day.
About the Book
What happens on a Wednesday morning?
As the bin lorry clatters down the street a little boy is watching with interest.
Just like them David is wearing his brightly coloured bobble hat.
He is ready to play.
But where does everything disappear to?
And what happened to Daddy’s important letter?
“David’s playtime adventure stirs up a bit of trouble
in this sweet book about playing pretend.”
Sarah Flores, Write Down the Line
As with Sue’s other books I am writing this review with the help of my two daughters, who are 8 and nearly 5.
This book is different from Sue’s other books as instead of featuring buses it features a young boy called David who loves watching the bin men when they collect the rubbish from his bin one morning.
After he watches them he decides to.be a bin man himself by clearing all the rubbish away including some important things from the rest of his family.
My girls both loved the story and it is now part of our bedtime reading cycle meaning it gets read at least once a fortnight along with the JayJay books as they both loved it.
The story is great and the pictures are really bright and cheerful making the story even better.
I would say that it would be a good book to read to younger children and for infant school age children to read to themselves as that is what my girls do, with my eldest reading it to my youngest daughter.
About the Author
Award winning books.
Shortlisted in the Wishing Shelf Book awards.
Sue Wickstead is a teacher and an author and has written children’s picture books with a bus theme.
In addition, she has also written a photographic history book about the real bus behind her story writing.
When Sue’s two children were young, they attended a playgroup on a bus, but not an ordinary bus taking you on a journey, exciting though this is, but a Playbus stuffed full of toys to capture their imagination!
‘It really was a fun journey to be involved in’, said Sue.
The bus really got into her blood and became a work of the heart.
This led her to write the first fictional tale, the bus 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 project 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 continues.
This story has now been followed by more picture story books.
‘A Spooky Tale’, ‘The Christmas Play Rehearsal’ and Barty Barton: The bear that was loved too much’ do indeed have a bus connection as well as links to her teaching journey.
Sue has undertaken events and author bookings and loves to share her stories, she is also proud to be ‘a Patron of Reading’.
The books have all received 5-star awards from ‘Readers Favourite’.
Sue’s books have also been short-listed in ‘The wishing Shelf’ book awards.
With ‘A Spooky Tale’ a silver medal winner.