Jay-Jay and His Island Adventure


Jay-Jay and His Island Adventures

Dear Readers,

What a delightful children's book! Such a cute story about a bus who bumped his bottom!! :-)

About The Book


Jay-Jay is no ordinary bus. 
His journey is full of play. 
He is a Playbus, he brings fun and adventure to the children wherever they are.
A safe place to play where children can use their imagination and explore.
Once a real bus his story has been told in many schools.
"We wish he was still here," the children say. "We would love to go inside!" 
Well, you can and he is, even if only in fictional form, his story goes on.
The real Playbus proved so popular that the idea was copied by many other play projects.
Always bright and colorful, they stood out from the rest and knowing they were different, the children and other users would come along to look inside and explore to find out what was on offer.
The real Jay-Jay was much loved and fondly remembered.
His fictional story continues.


Illustrations from Jay-Jay And His Island Adventure



Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure


Illustration from Jay-Jay And His Island Adventure

Book Review


Jay-Jay is a special playbus who happily greets the children everywhere and all the children excitedly run to him! While inside, children feel warm and cozy, enjoying playtime with special books and wonderful toys. This time, the fun adventure begins with a new destination, an island to discover pirate fun! First, Jay-Jay must get aboard the ferry boat. I love the beautiful illustrations and the word crafting describing how the double decker boat feels about the bumpy ride! Once Jay-Jay reaches the island, the real fun begins as the new children come aboard to find a magical pirate island. 
The author has written another great story of treasures and happy memories! 

5/5 stars! Highly recommend! My 4 grandsons love this book!

Author of Jay-Jay and His Island Adventure
Author Sue Wickstead


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 volunteer, I became involved with the committee running the project. The bus really got into my blood and became very much a work of the heart. I ended up painting the bus, as well as working in the groups and raising the profile of the project and its work. As part of the committee and later as play-worker, I was involved in raising necessary funds to replace the old bus with a newer project. It really was a fun journey to be involved in.
curious and asked lots of questions about the playbus. This led to me telling a story which I eventually wrote down. Jay-Jay is the fictional story to go with the actual project.
I have other book ideas in a draft or indeed still in the telling but for now, I can turn my attention to the next part of my bus journey!




The Real-Life Jay-Jay

JJK 261 was once an ordinary, AEC Regent, a bus traveling around Eastbourne. The Girl Guides Association bought the bus in 1977 with money from the Queen's Silver Jubilee Community awards fund. The bus was taken to Gatwick Airport where Engineering Apprentices converted the bus for play.

For many years it worked in the local town and was much loved by those who knew it. The Playbus was initially called "Supersonic Bus" and many people came from all over the country to find out about the project which led to many other projects being set up.

The bus did indeed receive an award from the Queen, www.suewickstead.co.uk

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Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure

If you're interested in more of Sue Wickstead's writing, here's another children's book we enjoyed, called Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus. Learn how Jay-Jay was rescued from a scrap yard and magically transformed into a playbus.

The Real-Life Jay-Jay

JJK 261 was once an ordinary, AEC Regent, a bus traveling around Eastbourne. The Girl Guides Association bought the bus in 1977 with money from the Queen's Silver Jubilee Community awards fund. The bus was taken to Gatwick Airport where Engineering Apprentices converted the bus for play.

For many years it worked in the local town and was much loved by those who knew it. The Playbus was initially called "Supersonic Bus" and many people came from all over the country to find out about the project which led to many other projects being set up.

The bus did indeed receive an award from the Queen, www.suewickstead.co.uk

Happy Reading!






“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Hope For Each Day: Book Review




Hope For Each Day: LadyD-Books Review

Book Description

“Every day I turn to the Bible to give me strength and wisdom for the day and hope for the future.” —Billy Graham
Let Billy Graham, one of the world’s most beloved pastors, daily guide your child in understanding the truth of Scripture and trusting God’s great love.
Hope for Each Day: 365 Devotions for Kids presents the same messages of the bestselling devotional for adults in terms children can understand. Each day’s devotion corresponds with the theme and Scripture of the adult devotional, making it easy for families to share devotional time together.
Bring Billy Graham’s cherished wisdom and message of hope home for the child you love.
Hope For Each Day

Book Review


What a wonderful devotional for older children, ages 6-10! I'm going to give a copy to my 9-year-old grandson for his birthday. It's so well organized with daily scripture reading and engaging questions for young believers. I love the bold turquoise lettering of the title for each day, the beautiful cover art, and the bright yellow bookmark.  I especially enjoy reading the questions asked for personal application, like "How do we do this?" Then, answering with "By following Jesus every day of our lives! The end notes consist of 30 Days With Jesus and 90 days Through The Bible. Plus, you will find a two-sided page for your journaling. The hardcover devotional is great for home and Sunday School library. On my grandson's special day, he will be reading 'Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." (Col. 3:15) 

5/5 stars. Highly recommend.


Hope for Each Day

I received a complimentary copy from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.

Happy reading!





“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Your Magnificent Chooser: Review



Book Description


We all have choices to make every day, even the youngest children. The choices we make play a large part in forming who we grow to be as adults. For kids, those choices can include whether to be obedient or disobedient, to share or be selfish, to have a good attitude or not, and more. John Ortberg addresses the ability to choose in a whimsical way by inviting children to use their “magnificent chooser” that God gave them to make right choices daily. Parents will love reading this book to their kids, and kids will enjoy the content while learning lessons that will stay with them throughout their lives.

Illustrations: Your Magnificent Chooser


Book Review


It is a beautiful journey for individuals and also for families to discover their unique dance in making choices. Once a mother says goodbye to his or her kindergartner at the bus stop, she has released her precious child to the world of choices at their school, along with their peers. There are tons of books written about the human will but what I applaud enthusiastically is John Ortberg's biblical approach to the age old battle of 'self on the throne' and the beauty of knowing God's ultimate will for us. What's so spectacular about this well-written children's story is a clear foundation in naming self, Chooser. The author successfully weaves our ability to make choices every day and farther down the road when we're a bit grown up, hopefully, we will want to choose God's very best for our lives.

Children will see whether they're shy or an extrovert, they can choose their favorite clothes to wear or when they're tired and want to go to bed. The beauty of making simple choices, like reading a book can develop into a lifelong passion in reading books. You see, your choices get better and stronger. 

I love the book. It's the right size, the right amount of pages and the illustrations are bright and refreshing. For those who find difficulty in making choices, and perhaps make some wrong choices, the heart of the story encourages you to begin anew! I highly recommend the book for home and Sunday School library. It's brilliant for little minds! You see, doing things God's way and making wise choices is the best decision and He promises He'll come and help us, too.

5/5 stars! Love the book. Highly recommend!

Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.


About The Author




John Ortberg: Your Magnificent Chooser


Biography

John Ortberg is senior pastor at Menlo Church in Menlo Park, California. He is the bestselling author of All The Places To Go; Soul Keeping; Who Is This Man?; The Me I Want to Be; Know Doubt; When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box; God Is Closer Than You Think; The Life You've Always Wanted; Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them; If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat; Love Beyond Reason; and (with Kevin Harney) the multimedia curriculum Old Testament Challenge. Now that their children are grown, he and his wife, Nancy enjoy surfing the Pacific to care for their souls.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale Kids (March 7, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1496417429
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496417428




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 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis