Blog tour: Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure

Welcome to the blog tour for Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure by Sue Wickstead!
Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus is not an ordinary bus taking you on a journey. He is a Playbus. Find out what happens when he is invited to an island where the children have never seen a double-decker bus - and certainly not one full of toys!

Having read this introduction, I immediately knew I wanted to be part of this blog tour and find out more about Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus. There is definitely something fascinating about repurposed buses… whether they are turned into libraries, tea rooms or party venues! So let’s learn something more about what inspired the creation of this beloved character…

'Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure' was originally written for a Scottish book bus. 'Play, Talk, Read' was the project which visited remote areas of Scotland to encourage reading in the very young. It was a great success and the bus even visited the Shetland Islands travelling on a very small ferry. The children had never seen a double-decker on their island before and certainly not one to play on! 

The name of the bus was changed from Benji to Jay-Jay and the rest is history. An exciting and uplifting story accompanied by beautiful illustrations that I can’t wait to share with little humans!


  1. Thank you for being part of the blog tour and yes there is indeed something so special about a bus however it is used.
    That are definately more bus stories waiting to run.
    Glad you enjoyed the bus ride.
    i did enjoy a bus tea time tour recently and i recommend that too.


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