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Bus Rhymes and Playtime is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Bus Rhymes and Playtime by Sue Wickstead

Target Age: Children 3-9 years

Genre: Children’s Poetry and Rhymes book

Tour Dates: 13th - 19th September 2023

Publication Date: 1st September 2023

Formats available: PDF or UK Paperbacks

Estimated Page Count - 30

Standalone Book

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred), guest posts and Q&As

Pre-order Link:

Have you got your ticket ready?

Where shall we go today?

Why not jump on board the bus

– come along to sing and play.

So, take your seat as off we go.

What could happen along the way?

(Rhymes for Jay-Jay; Daisy; Sparky and Gloria too. Tickets with questions to answer as well as poems for storybooks)

About Sue Wickstead

Sue Wickstead lives in West Sussex, UK and writes children’s picture story books.

Sue's stories are inspired by her adventures with a Playbus as well as her experiences as a teacher.

The Playbus was a real double-decker bus full of toys, arts and crafts, as well as a lot of fun to play on.


Sue wrote a photographic social history book about the project which led to her story telling and her writing. All of Sue’s books do have a bus included in them somewhere. Daisy Daydream was the bus that Sue painted and the start of her Playbus and writing journey.

When not writing Sue builds models with Lego (especially for her grandson), she loves spending quality time with her young grandson and enjoys creating models to share with him on his visits.

Her grandson features in the book ‘Barty Barton; the bear that was loved too much’ which was published in 2020. He also helps his Nanny Sue to sing along with a few of the rhymes sue has written.

Many of Sue’s books have been entered and shortlisted in ‘The Wishing Shelf Book Awards’, the book ‘A Spooky Tale’ was a silver medal winner in 2019. The story was written with her class in school.

Follow Sue Wickstead

Website -

Sue Wickstead Author Photo
  • Sue Wickstead Facebook
  • Sue Wickstead Instagram
  • Sue Wickstead Twitter

Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

13th September

  1. Bookmarks and Stages

  2. Books We’ve Read and Loved

  3. Cat and Mouse Reading

14th September

  1. Inspiredbypmdd

  2. Bookworm86

  3. Christian Bookaholic

15th September

  1. Scotsbookworm

  2. Seduced with literature

  3. The Bookish Hermit

16th September

  1. Pen and Paper

  2. Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

  3. malloch_books

17th September

  1. Splashes Into Books

  2. Nessies_bookcorner

  3. Silkybookloverfun

18th September


  2. The Book Elf

  3.  David's Book Blurg

19th September

  1. One More Chapter

  2. @AsReadByDanielle

  3.  Theweebookworm

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