Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus


Children - Picture Book
39 Pages
Reviewed on 10/30/2018
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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. When many of the old red buses are taken away to museums, scrapyards or just left behind Daisy worries about what would happen to her.
Luckily her driver has read about a Playbus called Jay-Jay, and he thinks this is a good idea.
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)

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus by Sue Wickstead is the delightful story of Daisy, the red double-decker bus who once traveled the streets of London. She was the number 73 bus and rode the Oxford Street route. Everything changed the day a bright red bus drove into the garage. The big red bus was shiny and new and had a door in the front, unlike Daisy. As more new buses came, Daisy understood that it would only be a matter of time before these buses replaced the old ones like her. One by one, the old buses disappeared and Daisy was worried, wondering what would happen to her. Her driver, Philip, and conductor, Val, had other plans. They decided to transform her into a play bus after having read a story about an old bus in the newspaper. Daisy’s name was changed to Daisy Daydream and she began her dream run.

It is an adorable story based on a real play bus. Apart from introducing children to nursery rhyme characters, the story also conveys an important message – that of recycling the old and reusing it instead of throwing it away. The pictures are bright and colorful and they make the scenes vivid and bring the entire story alive. The storybook is perfect for fun and interactive sessions in classrooms because it is educational. Parents will find it easy to teach their kids about nursery rhyme characters and nursery rhymes with the help of this story. It is a good book for all children who love traveling and exploring the city in a bus.