I am a teacher. I love telling, and sharing stories with children.
When my children were little, they attended a Playbus, this was a play project based on a double-decker bus. We had many adventures and lots of fun on the bus. My story books have links to this involvement as well as adventures from my teaching career.
'Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus,' the first of my picture story books, is about the Playbus. A bus that was old and always breaking down, but just like the real bus it gave the children a safe place to play.
This story was been followed by a few more stories.
‘Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure’, was based on a book bus which visited a small Island on a tiny ferry boat. The children on the Island had never seen a double-decker before and certainly not one full of toys to play with. The week on the island was full of pirate themed activities and as always, the children enjoyed a safe fun place to play.
The island illustration on the cover is a tiny place in Spain. There the children had never seen a double-decker bus in their village and were fascinated that Jay-Jay was once a real bus.
The book has been read in the local schools and library.
Jay-Jay may not have actually visited Spain, but in my mind he did.