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The Christmas Play Rehearsal is going on a blog 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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The Christmas Play Rehearsal by Sue Wickstead

Target Age: Children / MG / 5-8 years

Genre: Children’s Christmas Picture Book

Blog Tour Dates: 1st - 7th December 2018

Publication Date: 20th October 2018

Standalone Novel

Estimated Page Count - 40

Formats Available - Mobi or PDF (Available Internationally) or Paperbacks for UK bloggers

Type of Post Available - Review only

Purchase Link

It is Christmas time, and the school has been getting ready to perform their Nativity play.

With lines learnt and songs to be sung, it is time for the dress rehearsal. The teacher knows there might be a few problems to sort out, but at least they will know what to improve on or change along the way.

About Sue Wickstead

I am a teacher and an author and have currently written six children’s picture books with a bus theme.

For over 20 years, alongside my teaching career, I worked with a Children’s Charity, The Bewbush Playbus Association, which led me to write a photographic history book about it.

I soon found that many children had never been on a bus before, let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they wanted to know more. I decided to write a fictional tale about the bus, his number plate JJK261 gave him his name.

‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus,’ came out in print in 2014. It is the story behind the original bus and is his journey from a scrap-yard to being changed into a playbus for children to play in. From Fact to fiction the bus journey continued.

This story has now been followed by five more picture books.

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

The story has been read in many schools in the south-East of England, where I teach as a cover teacher, it is always well received and certainly different.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.   

1st December

  1. Fraser’s Fun House - Review

  2. Rae Reads - Review

  3. YA/NA Book Divas - Review

2nd December

  1. Splashes Into Books - Review

  2. Cup of Toast - Review

  3. OBC Mini Reviewers - Review

3rd December

  1. Short Book and Scribes - Review

  2. Black books blog - Review

  3. Read, Write, Inspire

4th December

  1. Rachel Bustin - Review

  2. Bookworm for Kids - Review

  3. A Story About a Girl - Review

5th December

  1. Cat and Mouse Reading - Review

  2. Fallen Star Stories - Review

  3. donnasbookblog - Review

6th December

  1. Laura's Interests -Review

  2. Over The Rainbow Book Blog - Review

  3. Novel Kicks - Review

7th December

  1. Against the Flow Press - Review

  2. Odd Socks and Lollipops - Review

  3. WaggyTalesBlog - Review

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