It's always nice to catch up with Jay-Jay and find out what his latest adventure will be. This is the third of the books I have read with my five year old son and each one is an absolute pleasure.
Jay-Jay is a double decker bus converted into a playbus for children to have fun aboard. He's bright and colourful and the children love him. At the end of the school holidays there is a carnival and Jay-Jay is going to be part of the parade but on the way he breaks down. Oh no! His driver, in his funky stripy jacket doesn't know what to do but luckily a man in a big black car stops and rings a mechanic who comes to fix Jay-Jay straightaway so he doesn't miss the carnival.
The parade itself is fantastic. There is a band, people are dressed up in all manner of costumes and great fun is had by all. Jay-Jay gets the star prize and it's presented to him by....yes, you guessed it.....the man in the suit who just happens to be the mayor.
This is another gorgeous book for children. It's vibrant with really engaging illustrations and all was well in the end for Jay-Jay which is what we both wanted to hear. I don't know if there are any more Jay-Jay books but I'm wondering what he's going to get up to next.
All in all, this is a really lovely book for young children and we particularly enjoyed the fairground/carnival happy feel to it.
Jay-Jay is a double decker playbus, travelling around the country, stopping at selected sites. He is filled with lots of books, games and toys for children to learn through play.
In this book, Jay-Jay is going to take part in a carnival at the end of the summer holidays. Unfortunately, on his way to the starting point, he breaks down. His driver, Alex, is not able to get Jay-Jay started again, and begins to worry that they will not be able to take part in the carnival.
A big black car stops, and a man in a suit gets out. He telephones a mechanic he knows to come and help. The mechanic arrives and manages to get Jay-Jay started. Alex and Jay-Jay are able to take part in the carnival, and are delighted to be awarded the star-prize, which is presented by a familiar face!
This is another engaging short story for younger children to enjoy. Once again, there are lots of beautifully drawn, colourful pictures to help children follow the story and encourage discussion. To add to their enjoyment and further involve them in the story, children will notice that a little seagull is a regular visitor to each double page spread.
Another lovely little adventure for Jay-Jay, and one I'd recommend for younger children, especially those who have an interest in buses.
Well, I can't review JAY-JAY AND THE CARNIVAL without first commenting on this beautiful, colourful cover that gives you just a little hint to the adventure that is waiting inside.
Jay-Jay isn't just any ordinary bus. Jay-Jay is special and inside there are so many toys and nooks and crannies where children can play and have a fun experience. But when the bus breaks down, will it make to the carnival in time? Will the children be left disappointed?
I didn't realise that this book was part of a series but I'm delighted that it is because it means that there are more of these lovely stories available for kids to enjoy. The illustrations are vibrant and inspire conversation, and the adventures that the kids enjoy on Jay-Jay the bus are simply lovely.
JAY-JAY AND THE CARNIVAL by Sue Wickstead is a delightful story that will make the perfect picture book for young children and I highly recommend it.
We finally managed to make time to sit down and read the last book in the series of Jay-Jay. My daughter (8) and I have been meaning to do this for a couple of weeks.
We both expressed that this book is certainly the best one of the series, the colourful illustrations alone really brings it to life. We enjoyed the story and it was easy to read. We enjoyed that we got introduced to the driver of the bus in this book as it wasn't presented in the previous two. It keeps the story refreshed and more character. I would like to see more of whats inside the bus in the future.
It is also great for those who pick it up and haven't read the others because you could read it as a stand alone book.
I am giving this book 5 stars as its a feel good book that we love as its based on a real life bus. I wish we could actually go and visit the bus as it looks like it was so much fun.
I love the books in this series and I love seeing the different adventures that Jay-Jay gets up too and this one is a lot of fun!
The images in this book are a pure delight and I really enjoy sitting down with my daughter to read the stories and share in the joy of her imagination. She is only young and a little under the target age range for the book but I think it shows how strong the story is that she will willingly pick up the book at bedtime and talk to me about the different pictures on the pages.
It is 5 stars for me for this one, it is a lovely story, thoroughly enjoyable and it was a hit with "old" and young in our house! Very highly recommended!!
This is the third book in the series and once again Sue Wickstead has written an enchanting story that will amuse young children. In this episode Jay-Jay the supersonic bus takes part in a themed carnival and there are a few surprises along the way. The illustrations are bright and vibrant and really add to this delightful book.
My daughter and I love the Jay-Jay series. She is 3 years old and loves the excitement and bright colours used in the pictures. Sue writes beautiful books for children and I would highly recommend them:)
Jay Jay and the Carnival is one in a series of books which are wonderfully written with much love and passion. The reader is catapulted into the reality of Jay Jay’s adventures with affection and a wonder of ‘What will happen next?’ Lovely book with great pictures..:)