Saturday, April 20, 2019

Jay-Jay the supersonic Bus by Sue Wickstead

Jay-Jay the supersonic Bus

Jay-Jay the bus is rescued from the dirty scrap yard, where he was sadly gathering dust and cobwebs.Feeling nervous yet excited, he is taken to an airport where he is magically transformed into a'Playbus' full of toys, games and adventure

A fictional tale based on a real-life bus 'Supersonic', which flew in the imaginations of the many young children who visited it.
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Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus will be 99p until 22nd April. 

Based on a true story this is a wonderful story to share with children. It spreads hope among adults also, as it is about finding new purpose.
I love watching television shows about repurposing and fixing things up and giving them new life. When Jay Jay thinks his usefulness is over and he is sent to a scrapyard, he gets more and more sad as he sees the vehicles around him taken apart and falling into rusty pieces.
One day some creative people arrive and change his life, allowing him to go on and change the lives of others. Jay Jay spreads happiness and finds a new way to be useful.

Beautifully illustrated and exciting to read.

Special Blitz offer: A free 3D bus which can be claimed via web site ‘Enquiry button
using ref code JJay (

Additional bus models and books also offered as a promotion on request.

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.
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1 comment:

  1. it is so good to promote books on a true story. Thanks for the review, Laura. Estelle (


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