It’s A Family Thing: Jay-Jay And The Carnival by Sue Wickstead

Hey Everyone. Today Alexis and I have a review of another one of Sue Wickstead children’s books. This on is called Jay-Jay And The Carnival.

Alexis and I have been lucky enough to receive all the Jay-Jay books from Sue. Alexis really enjoys reading them and seeing the adventures that Jay-Jay goes on.

Jay-Jay and the Carnival was not any different, she really enjoyed it, particularly commenting on the fact that Jay-Jay had undergone a make over and was ‘bright orange’.

The story as always was entertaining and didn’t drag which held Alexis’s attention, something extremely difficult for any 3 year old to do.

We would highly recommend the Jay-Jay books for children. They are bright, colourful and fun. Great enjoyment. You can purchase a copy here on Amazon UK.

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

Advertisements

It’s A Family Thing. The Spooky Tale by Sue Wickstead {Review}

A Spooky Tale by Sue Wickstead

Hey Everyone,

Today Alexis and I have a book review for you. Unfortunely due to Ill health, Christmas and other general life stuff this has been a little delayed getting out.

Originally we received the book back in October when we first read it.

This was different to Sue’s other books which we have read (Jay-Jay The Playbus) but it was still just as entertaining. You can see my other review here

Alexis really enjoyed this book and all the different elements and it is still one if her favourites now.

This book tells the story of a group of children who go on a walk with their teacher. Their walk becomes a great adventure and without spoiling it for others, it is fun.

If you have any young children I would highly recommend this book. It’s got a great story and illustrations.

You can find more of Sue’s work here on her Website.

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

It’s A Family Thing: Flora With Flossie by Jude Lennon {Review}

Hey everyone. Today I have another It’s A Family Thing post from myself and Alexis. 

Today we will be reviewing Floga With Flossie by Jude Lennon. Jude approached me and asked if it would be something which Alexis may like to read. Alexis being the little Bookworm she is would absolutely love to read it.

Let’s start with the illustrations. All these were done by Holly Bushnell and they are the cutest little pages. The way the book has been illustrated really brings to the story to life. Alexis loved looking at them and found the story easy to follow as she could see it unfold in pictures while I spoke the words. 

The story itself was great. It was fun and it rhymed so well. Alexis has picked up certain repeative patterns in the paragraphs and repeats them back to me while pointing out words she recognises so it’s really helping her development. 

From a parents perspective the book is fun, light and enjoyable. It flows easily and reads like a dream. It has encouraged Alexis to be more interactive with what’s written in the pages.

When I asked Alexis if she liked the story she told me that she liked it a lot and her favourite was the lamb as it was cute and fluffy. 

I’d say this book is definitely a hit from both of us and we highly recommend it 🙂

You can purchase Floga With Flossi here.

To find out more about Jude you can do so here.

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise and Alexis x

It’s A Family Thing: Jay-Jay Playbus Books by Sue Wickstead {Review}

Welcome to the first Mummy and Toddler joint review. Today we are reviewing the books Jay-Jay The Supersonic Bus and Jay-Jay and His Island Adventure both by Sue Wickstead. Both are children’s books for age 3+

Sue was generous enough to send us these copies to review when she found out how much Alexis loved to read. It’s so nice to share my love of reading with my children.

We read The Supersonic Bus first and really enjoyed it. We learnt all about how Jay-Jay had transformed from an ordinary bus into a super Playbus. 

Alexis really enjoyed this book, especially when Jay-Jay had all the toys put inside for the children to play with. 

When I asked Alexis what she thought of this book she said “she enjoyed it very much and liked the bus”.

We then read the Island Adventure book. This was a great story about Jay-Jay traveling to an Island on a Ferry and meeting new children. Alexis loved the pirate theme of the book and very enthusiastically kept saying “yarr” all the the way through.

When I asked Alexis what she thought of this story she said she “wished she had a Playbus” which even as an adult I can sympathise.

As an adult reading these books I found them enjoyable. They were interesting and educational without been too in your face about the lessons they taught. I was a little worried that Alexis may lose interest as they are a little wordier than her normal book but it wasn’t a problem, the stories were entertaining enough to keep her fully engaged.

We both really liked these books and will definitely be reading more by Sue. 

For more information;

Sue’s Author Page

Original Playbus Page

Sue’s Website

Sue is a supply teacher and has worked with children for over 20 years, it was through her charity work with The Bewbush Playbus Association that she got inspiration for her Jay-Jay series. 

You can find Sue’s books for purchase here.

Thank you for reading.

Emma-Louise and Alexis x