Daisy Daydream Bus Rhymes and Jokes

Children - Picture Book
40 Pages
Reviewed on 10/10/2019
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Author Biography

Have you ever been on a Playbus?
Not an ordinary bus taking you on a journey, exciting though this is, but a bus stuffed full of toys and imagination!
When my two children were young, they attended a playgroup on such a bus and as a young mum and volunteer I became involved with the project. The bus really got into my blood and became a work of the heart.
Daisy Daydream was the bus I painted for my children and where I became involved. Together with my children, we had a lot of fun.
Following the publication of my first books about Jay-Jay my daughter suggested we needed a book for our bus.
Daisy Daydream is based on a busy London bus.
The number plates on the story buses are real and Daisy's number plate is JJD 261, which was indeed a London Bus.
(The real Daisy was JJK261 - also known as Jay-Jay)
After Daisy's story book was published I felt Daisy needed her own book of rhymes too.
One of our carnival parade themes was 'Nurery Rhymes', this was perfect for Daisy so we decided to take some traditional and new rhymes and add a bus twist.
We added bus tickets with few bus jokes to make you giggle, or groan.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

What bus crossed the ocean? Columbus! Daisy Daydream Bus Rhymes and Jokes by Sue Wickstead is a fun children's book that is loaded with lyrical stories, reinvigorated nursery rhymes, and playful jokes sure to entertain. In the spirit of Wickstead's bus theme, old favorite rhymes such as Little Bo Peep and Jack and Jill are written with new verses, and original songs and poems, such as Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus, are introduced. Peppered throughout are bus jokes that one can be certain readers will share with friends and family over and over again. At the end of the book, Wickstead shares the inspiration for the collection -- The real Daisy Daydream Bus, which was refashioned in 1987 to display nursery rhyme characters, with accompanying photographs of The Supersonic Bus to drive the story home. (Bad pun regretfully intended.)

Daisy Daydream Bus Rhymes and Jokes is set in the UK and the buses represented are the glorious classic double-deckers that the British Isles are renowned for. The illustrations are truly extraordinary and really bring the text to life. Illustrator 'Artful Doodlers' depicts each scene with bold, colorful, and wonderfully realistic portrayals to accompany the rhymes and stories. Page 23 in particular, which shows readers different bus colors, is delivered in brilliantly vivid detail, and the landscape, children, and costumes drawn for A Playbus Journey are extraordinary, enhancing this cute lyrical story Sue Wickstead has written on how to pass time on a road trip. Highly recommended for young children and the young at heart.