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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.