Smorgasbord Bookshelf 2022- Share an Extract from your latest book – #Children’s – #New – #Playtime – David’s Bin Day by Sue Wickstead

In this series you are invited to share an extract of 500 words from your most recent book published within the last 12 months. Details at the end of the post.

The aim of the series

  1. To showcase your latest book and sell some more copies.
  2. Gain more reviews for the book.
  3. Promote a selection of your other books that are available.

Delighted to share some illustrations and a short extract from the latest children’s book from Sue Wickstead, in Ebook and in print.

About the book

What is it like to be a binman?

As a bin lorry clatters down the street one morning, a little boy is watching with interest.

Just like the binmen, David is wearing his brightly coloured bobble hat, and he is ready to tidy things up.

But everything in his home begins to disappear!

And what happened to Daddy’s important letter?

“David’s playtime adventure stirs up a bit of trouble in this sweet book about playing pretend.” Sarah Flores, Write Down the Line.

An extract from the book

David was playing happily with his toy cars and buses.

He set them up in a line on the carpet.

“Brmm, brmm!” he said as he drove them around the floor.

There was a rumble and clang from down the road, which meant it was Wednesday morning.

David heard the noise and jumped up to find his brightly coloured woolly hat. His big sister, Angela, had made it for him, and it was perfect for today.

Pulling his hat onto his head and down over his ears, he raced to the front room.

David jumped onto the settee under the window, then he leaned in closer to press his nose to the glass.

He watched the orange lights flashing outside.

And he heard the bin lorry grumbling and whirring ever nearer up the street.

One of the reviews for the Kindle version on Amazon

Splashes Into Books  VINE VOICE 5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, fun read to share and read with young children!  Reviewed in the United Kingdom

David watches the bin men coming down the street
And thinks their role is kind of neat.
When they’ve gone he decides to copy their role
And goes round the house on collecting patrol.

What a brilliant, colourful and inspiring book this proved to be
Where playtime adventures lead to family mystery!
With descriptive language and illustrations, too
This is a great children’s book to share and view.

Role play plays an important part for children who
Need different experiences and imagination, too.
The vocabulary used will also help to inspire
Choosing words for the effect that they desire.

A fun story, great read and funny, too
I highly recommend this young children’s book to you.
What a lovely, attractive book it proved to be
I hope you’ll take a look and agree!

For my complementary copy of this book, I say thank you,
I throughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.  

Head over to buy the book: Amazon UKAnd: Amazon US

A small selection of books by Sue Wickstead

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK – And: Amazon US – More reviews: Goodreads – Website/Blog: Sue Wickstead – Facebook: Stories Sue – Facebook: Teacher Page – Twitter: @JayJayBus – LinkedIn: Sue Wickstead

About Sue Wickstead

Sue Wickstead is a teacher and an author with Award winning books.
Shortlisted in the Wishing Shelf Book awards. and has written children’s picture books with a bus theme. In addition, she has also written a photographic history book about the real bus behind her story writing.

Her bus stories are about a playbus. Have you ever been on a Playbus?
When Sue’s two children were young, they attended a playgroup on a bus, but not an ordinary bus taking you on a journey, exciting though this is, but a Playbus stuffed full of toys to capture their imagination!

For over 20 years, alongside her teaching career, she worked with the charity, the Bewbush Playbus Association.

As part of the committee she painted the bus, worked in the groups, helped raise the profile of the project and its work and was part of the team involved in raising funds to replace the old bus with a newer vehicle. This led her to write a photographic history book about it.

‘It really was a fun journey to be involved in’, said Sue. The bus really got into her blood and became a work of the heart.

Having written the history book Sue soon found that many children had never been on a bus before, let alone a ‘Playbus’ and they wanted to know more. So, she decided to write a fictional tale, 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 project 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 continues.nbsp;

Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. thanks Sally.

What will be in the post and how to get in touch

      • I will top and tail in the usual way with your other books and links, bio, photo and social media.
      • I will also select a review from Amazon or Goodreads that I feel has the best selling pitch for the book.
      • If your book is very recent and as yet has not received a review then I will share one from a previous book.
      • This series is open to all authors both those on the Bookshelf or new to the blog
      • I suggest an extract of approximately 500 words or a poem that you feel best reflects the theme of your collection.
      • If you have an illustration or images you can attach to the email for me to include. No need to send the cover as I will have that or will access from Amazon.
      • If you have not featured on the blog before then I will need Amazon link, Goodreads, blog or website plus your social media links (main three you use)
      • Please send your extract and any accompanying images to

40 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Bookshelf 2022- Share an Extract from your latest book – #Children’s – #New – #Playtime – David’s Bin Day by Sue Wickstead

  1. Thank you for including ‘David’s Bin Day’ in today’s book extract.
    The story book has also recently been on a blog tour with lots of readers writing reviews.
    I’m pleased to say children joined in too.
    It’s interesting how many children love watching the bin man go by. A job that’s often overlooked and ignored.
    but not by David – nor many others so it might seem.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Great extract of a book that captures a child’s fascination with something we often take for granted. Loved the pictures, too, and both poems tickled my fancy!

    Liked by 2 people

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