#BookReview: Gloria The Summer Fun Bus by Sue Wickstead

Gloria the Summer Fun Bus




Gloria is a special Playbus.

She is painted with bright colours that makes her stand out. Now she is ready for a summer of fun, but will Max enjoy the adventure.

Why don’t you join in the fun, too?




This gorgeous book is perfect to share with nursery aged children. With beautiful bright illustrations and a wonderful story full of heart to match!

Max has refused to go on the playbus, he thinks it’s too childish and that it won’t be fun. He tries his best to do things he knows are wrong to get in trouble. When it doesn’t work, he finally sees that it might actually be fun on the bus.

It’s a short book with a wonderful message that trying new things isn’t something we should be afraid of. You never know how much fun you might have when you give it a go!

Younger children won’t be able to read this book independently, instead, it’s a great book to share and would make a fantastic bedtime read. The characters are well written and even the bus herself has a personality!

I can see this series being one that I would use in school as it has great links to PHSE.

I can’t wait to read more book in this series!

Purchase Links



amazon.co.uk https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gloria-Summer-Fun-Bus-Wickstead/dp/191639230X/

Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Gloria-Summer-Fun-Bus-Wickstead/dp/191639230X/

Waterstones https://www.waterstones.com/book/gloria-the-summer-fun-bus/sue-wickstead/9781916392304

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gloria-the-summer-fun-bus-sue-wickstead/1136923441?ean=9781916392304

Author Bio 

Sue Wickstead is a teacher and an author and writes children’s picture books with a bus theme. She has also written a photographic history book about the real bus, which is where her story writing began.

Sue once worked with a playbus charity based in Crawley. This led her to write the photographic history book about the project. The ‘Bewbush Playbus’ book was published in 2012.

Sue then began to write a fictional tale about the bus. ‘Jay-Jay the Supersonic Bus’, his number plate JJK261 gave him his name and has now been followed by more picture books which all indeed have a bus connection as well as links to her teaching journey.

Gloria is the most recent book and is based on the summer play-schemes which operated during the school holidays providing a safe place for children to meet and to play.

Award-winning author


Social Media Links 

Website: www.suewickstead.co.uk

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/


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