I have a wonderfully festive children’s book to share with you today. It’s been lovely to read it with my daughter who will be playing the part of the star in her classes’ Christmas play.

The Christmas Play Rehearsal
It is a really fun read and the illustrations are fantastic too.

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Title: The Christmas Play Rehearsal

Author: Sue Wickstead

Author Bio: “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 The Christmas Play Rehearsal Author PhotoAssociation, 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.”

Synopsis: 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.

Pages: 37

Categories: Children’s Book, Christmas

Rating: 5 stars

Content Warnings: n/a

Review:  The Christmas Play Rehearsal is a lovely and funny children’s book that is perfect for those whose little ones who are taking part in their first Christmas play. My daughter wants to take her copy in to school and I am sure it will go down a storm.

The illustrations are so bright and colourful, and my daughter loves looking at the pictures. And from the pictures it’s clear that the children are having a great deal of fun during their Christmas play rehearsal.

I love Christmassy themed books. Every year we create a book advent calendar for my daughter, and I think The Christmas Play Rehearsal would make a great addition to any book advent calendar. It will be the book for the first of December for next years book advent calendar.

The Christmas Play Rehearsal is a great book to get you and your little ones in the Christmas spirit and I would definitely recommend it.

You can find Sue over on her website, Facebook and Twitter. The Christmas Play Rehearsal and Sue’s other books are over on Amazon*. And The Christmas Play Rehearsal is available as part of a Kindle Unlimited Subscription too.

I received a copy of The Christmas Play Rehearsal for the purpose of this blog tour. All opinions and words are my own, except for the Synopsis and Author Bio.