The Christmas Play Rehearsal


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.

Our Thoughts.

I really enjoyed reading this book to both of my children Alex (9) and Melanie (5). The is short and snappy. The pictures in the book are bright and colourful and reading it as an adult you just know that this it’s almost a memoir. I wonder if I should take this in to my kids school and give it to the teacher’s currently organising their Christmas production.

Alex: I liked that things kept going wrong (??)

Melanie: I liked the whole thing especially the assembly

I almost had the chance to meet up with the author after finding myself in town of Burgess Hill recently. Sue comes across as very friendly and approachable and it is a shame I ran out of time to meet up but maybe next time…

The Christmas Play Rehearsal here

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Sue tells us about herself…..

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.

Sue’s other books:


UK         USA


A Spooky Tale UK                      A Spooky Tale USA

Jay-Jay the supersonic Bus      Jay-Jay and his Island Adventure        Ebook

Jay-Jay and the Carnival         Daisy Daydream the Nursery Rhyme Bus




Facebook-Xperia     Author Page      logo_thumb800Jay Jay Bus


7 thoughts on “Book Review: The Christmas Play Rehearsal @JayJayBus @rararesources #Christmas! #childrensbook

  1. It would have been good to say hello.
    Maybe next time?
    (I did write two replies but was having problems with my WordPress account and dashing off for a days supply teaching)

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      1. It certainly is a great experience and despite slow sales in children’s books, it is still a fun ride.
        But like any good old bus journey it cat be slow, bumpy and eventful.
        With a scenic view along the way.

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