David's Bin Day

Children - Picture Book
40 Pages
Reviewed on 01/11/2022
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Author Biography

I am a teacher and an author and I write children’s picture books, many with a bus theme. I have also written a photographic history book about the real Playbus, which is where my story writing began.
Writing the history book led me to write the first of my fictional tales: ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’, was published in 2014 and has now been followed by eleven more picture books. All of my books have a bus connection as well as links to my teaching journey.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rylanne Burdette for Readers' Favorite

Wednesday morning is Bin Day, and after watching men take the trash from the street to their huge truck, David decides that he wants to be one of them someday and starts wandering around the house, looking for items to put inside a bin from his father’s office. From one of his sister’s pencil cases to his other sister’s teddy bear, David puts everything inside the bin before dumping it behind a chair, just like he watched the men do with their trucks. Will his family appreciate what David does, though, by hiding their stuff and making them think they lost important items? Sue Wickstead’s David's Bin Day follows young David and his antics around the house as the boy entertains himself.

David’s Bin Day was an adorable read that highlighted a job that is often overlooked. David was a cute little protagonist, and his admiration for the bin men was wonderful to see. He looked up to the men who did that job and wanted to be exactly like them someday. David's Bin Day by Sue Wickstead was an easy-to-read book that young children could connect with, following young David as he plays around the house and learning more about some of the jobs that are often taken for granted. The illustrations were simple but very nice to look at, and they really fit the lighthearted atmosphere of the story. I would recommend David’s Bin Day to all families; it was a fun, quick read featuring a great protagonist and plot!


A great review.
Play is definitely an important way for young children to act out and process the world around.
Always a lot of fun

Alexander and Nanny

Today Alexander came to visit, it wasn't a Wednesday but a Thursday and the bin men came past with the recycling truck.
The bin lorry was very noisy and clattered along the road just like in the book.
Alexander waved at the bin men passing by, just like David, and the bin men stopped and waved.
how special.
Alexander loved the story and the friendly recycling men.
We read it on bin day but make sure we only pretend to throw toys away.
We do tidy up too.

Dash Fan

5☆ A Light Hearted, Sweet Children's Picture Book

April 16, 2022
5☆ A Light Hearted, Sweet Children's Picture Book

I always look forward to Sue Wickstead children's books and David's Bin Day, was a super fun picture book that will capture children's imaginations.

David loves Wednesday's as it's Bin Day Collection and he loves nothing better, than watching the Refuse collection.
He even has he's own Bobble Hat just like them.

Once the collection has finished David sets out to pretend to be a Binman, collecting all the rubbish he finds laying around the house... nothing is safe when Binman David is on the case! lol

I really enjoyed this light hearted picture book. Children will definitely be able to relate to the story as refuse collections happen every week. The only thing lil thing is some might prefer the terminology refuse/waste collectors instead of binmen.
It also teaches children to pick up rubbish and throw it away and to pick up toys after they have been played with. So it teaches children about responsibilities and even you could talk further and discuss recycling etc ...

Once again Sue has written a Heart-warming story, with beautiful illustrations and relatable characters.
The length is perfect for younger readers and I think it's best suited to ages 4-8years.
If you haven't yet had the opportunity to read more of Sue's books, then I highly recommend you do ( see my blog for more books) I can't wait for Sue's next book!

Thank you to Rachel Random Resources for this copy which I reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

Jenny McClinton

sweet and lovely

April 6, 2022
I received a copy of this book with a request for my honest review.

This Children’s picture book follows David as he likes to watch out for the bin men each week.

He likes to wear a bobble hat just like the bin men, and he decides he wants to tidy up.

Suddenly things around the house start to disappear, including an important letter for Daddy.

Where are the missing items? Does it have something to do with David?

This is a really sweet and lovely book to read, and I loved reading it with my daughter.

Not only does it show children about one of the jobs that they may not think of, but it also shows the importance of keeping things tidy.

I must admit, I was laughing thinking about what I would do if this was my child, but I did love how the family reacted.

My daughter said: I loved the pictures in the book and liked listening to mummy read.

Overall, a sweet and lovely children’s book with a message to keep things tidy.


Inspiring story

April 5, 2022
This is an inspiring story about a little boy named David who is fascinated with watching the bin men collect the bins on his street. It’s based on a true story!
I love that David watches the bin men from the window and he often gets a wave off some of them.

David wants to be a bin man when he grows up so he is inspired to pick up things around the house in his bin, not everything he picks up is ‘rubbish’ though.
The illustrations are beautiful too. I read this story to my 11 month old Jacob and he loved the pictures


good opportunities for play

April 5, 2022
This is another lovely, relatable story which young readers will recognise as part of their daily life. Many a child will have watched the Bin Men empty the wheelie bins and then played a game of pretend. The illustrations are colourful and bold and add to the story. The text is clearly set out with punctuated speech.

Ideal for sharing with a child or for more confident readers to attempt, this is a great addition to Sue Wickstead's collection of stories. I can also see it leading in to a pretend game so there are some great opportunities for play and conversation.

Splashes into books

Fantastic, fun read to share and read with young children!

December 19, 2021
David watches the bin men coming down the street
And thinks their role is kind of neat.
When they’ve gone he decides to copy their role
And goes round the house on collecting patrol.

What a brilliant, colourful and inspiring book this proved to be
Where playtime adventures lead to family mystery!
With descriptive language and illustrations, too
This is a great children’s book to share and view.

Role play plays an important part for children who
Need different experiences and imagination, too.
The vocabulary used will also help to inspire
Choosing words for the effect that they desire.

A fun story, great read and funny, too
I highly recommend this young children’s book to you.
What a lovely, attractive book it proved to be
I hope you’ll take a look and agree!

For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
I throughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.