This is a question I am often asked but find it hard to answer at times.
But I find the question hard to answer because it tends to pigeon hole the book.
It is a story based on a real bus and older children love this too.
So, I often refer to the children and their opinions to help me.
Here are a few comments from Year 5 on the current books and future story ideas too..
I really loved that it was the bus’s emotions;
It’s amazing and a lovely story about an unwanted bus turning into a wonderful fun bus;
I liked how Jay- Jay had thoughts;
I found it fun because it was a true story;
I like this book because it was from Jay-Jays point of view;
Jay-Jay sounds so special.The best bit was when he left the scrap-yard and worked his way to the airport and was transformed into a playbus. I also liked it when he got his medal from Buckingham Palace.
I also had the chance to tell a few other stories which are in the planning and story-telling stage.
‘The Weather Witch’ or the ‘Legend of the Rainstick’
Sue went to a school and the children made rainsticks, there was a flood and she said, “It was you not me!” ;
The best bit was when the rainsticks made the rain. I liked it because it sounded stange and mysterious and I love books about that.
After hearing the story we went home in the rain.