#BlogTour – #BookReview of #ASpookyTale by Sue Wickstead @JayJayBus @rararesources #RachelsRandomResources #Giveaway

For my second post of the day I’m delighted to welcome you to my stop on the blog tour for A Spooky Tale by Sue Wickstead. Thank you to Rachel Gilbey and the author for giving me the opportunity yo read and review this lovely book that would be the perfect read for young children this Halloween.

Make sure you checkout the giveaway at the end of my post for a chance to win a paperback copy of Daisy Daydreams Bus Rhymes and Jokes Book. Good luck!

About the book:


A Spooky Tale – a walk with our teacher

When the teacher decided to take the class out on a walk the children did not want to go…


What could possibly go wrong?

Why did the class not feel well?

Read the book to find out.

Purchase Links:

A Spooky Tale –

Amazon.co.uk – http://bit.ly/2IezJKCAmazonuk

Amazon.com – http://bit.ly/2QHTz4GSpookycom

Waterstones http://bit.ly/314gDzlSpookyWaterstones

WHSmith – http://bit.ly/2WnMyMnSpookyWHSmith

Foyles http://bit.ly/31f5Q5ASpookyFoyles

Barnes & Noble – http://bit.ly/2KozTBESpookyBandN

About the author:


I am an author and a teacher and have written six children’s picture books, all with a bus included somewhere.

Having been able to share my first book, ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’, it was time to think about writing a book for younger readers.

While visiting a local school the children were writing stories about a journey, we read Jay-Jay’s book and then I remembered a book that I had written some years before and I read this to the class too, and they loved it.

The original story was based on a walk with my class around the neighbourhood of Bewbush, Crawley. The walk had led to map work and sequencing. Then together with the class I wrote an imaginative adventure.

The events we imagined were put into a class book. The book was shared with many classes and it was always a favourite.

Now years later I decided it was time to update, improve and look at publishing the book.

There is indeed a walk around the district of Bewbush. and following the publication of the book I went back to see if and how the neighbourhood had changed.

‘Oh, I see you have written a book without a bus!’ commented a friend.

But, look through the pages and you will see there always has to be a bus!

The neighbourhood of Bewbush was a new estate built in Crawley town in the 1970’s. The area was built without any shops, school or safe places for children to play. It was an area of high need and was supported by a special playbus which offered a much-needed playgroup venue.

I also undertake events and author bookings and love to share my stories. There are also a few more stories in the writing process, with links to real events and buses.

Social Media Links:

Facebook: – Author Page https://www.facebook.com/storiesSue/

Facebook – Playbus page https://www.facebook.com/BewbushPlaybus/

Twitter https://twitter.com/JayJayBus

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jayjaybusbooks/

My Review:

A Spooky Tale is yet another fabulous children’s book by the always wonderful Sue Wickstead. This time we leave the world of Jay Jay behind and focus on a spooky tale for Halloween. Perfect for young children to read either on their own or with the aid of an adult, A Spooky Tale is about what happens when the teacher decides to take her class out for a walk – even though none of them wanted to go!

Full of the humour, bright colours and imagination I have come to expect from Sue Wickstead, this is a book any young child would love, especially at this time of the year. I read the book with my four year old granddaughter and she particularly loved the map that showed all the places the children visited on their walk. The story is clear and to the point, with lots of fun interaction with a variety of spooky characters the children meet along the way. And yes, as my granddaughter excitedly pointed out, there is even a bus included, which is always a delight to see!

A Spooky Tale is a lovely, interactive story book that I’m sure will prove to be very popular with children aged 3 years and over this Halloween. Scary, but not too scary, I enjoyed the shared experience of reading it with my granddaughter. Sue Wickstead is an author whose books never fail to entertain and A Spooky Tale is no exception. Recommended.

A Spooky Tale by Sue Wickstead is available to buy now.

Check out what these other fab bloggers have to say about this book:



Giveaway to Win 1 x Paperback copy of Daisy Daydreams bus rhymes and joke book (UK Only)

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I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.


One thought on “#BlogTour – #BookReview of #ASpookyTale by Sue Wickstead @JayJayBus @rararesources #RachelsRandomResources #Giveaway

  1. Thank you for joining the blog tour for A Spooky Tale, I am glad you enjoyed the adventure with your granddaughter.
    Yes there is indeed a bus, even if full of monsters. (Pretend ones of course)

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