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)