Sunday, 9 February 2020

Sparky the dragon bus by Sue Wickstead

Many thanks to Rachel from Rachel's random resources and Author Sue Wickstead for providing me the copy of another interesting book in series of bus books 'Sparky the dragon bus' and providing me the opportunity for this blog tour.


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.


My Review

Sparky The Dragon Bus is a fantastic because it is a lovely book full of beautiful illustrations. It is a really nice book to introduce reading. I love this book because this book shows equality between all ability. The best part was when the disable girl joins in as the bus is accessible to all. As this is an interesting and inspirational book, I would recommend this book to all.

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.Social Media Links –
Facebook: - Author Page
Facebook - Playbus page
Purchase Links
Free 3D bus template with book orders from Sue Wickstead’s website or direct message to author -

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for joining the Playbus journey.
    I am pleased to hear that you liked the illustrations. They did match to real bus too.


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