Daisy Daydream Bus Rhymes and Jokes


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

Sue Wickstead is a teacher and an author and has currently written eight children’s picture books with a bus theme.
Sue once worked with a Playbus charity and was involved in raising funds to replace the old bus with a newer vehicle. This led her to write a photographic history book about it.
Following questions from children; What is a Playbus? What does it do? Sue began to tell the story.
This led her to write a fictional tale about the bus. ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’. This has now been followed by five more picture books which all indeed have real bus connection.
She has also written stories with links to her teaching journey.
Daisy Daydream is the bus that sue designed and painted and was the start of her journey and involvement in the playbus project.
Daisy has a story of her own so sue felt Daisy needed a book of rhymes too.
Some traditional and new rhymes with a bus twist as well as a few 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.