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Children’s Book | A Spooky Tale by Sue Wickstead

Delighted to share with you this enchanting book featuring a wicked witch, a huge hairy bear, a big bad wolf, and more The children did not want to go and didn’t feel well but they went and you can read all about their adventures in Sue Wickstead’s A Spooky Tale!

The Book

A Spooky Tale: A Walk With Our Teacher

When the teacher decided to take the class out on a walk the children did not want to go…

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
Why did the class not feel well?
Read the book to find out.

A fictional tale based on a real class walk around the neighbourhood. Where would your walk take you?

What Readers Say

An ideal picture book for Halloween with lots to see and talk about as the children go on a spooky walk with their teacher. The bright illustrations are captivating and it is a lovely book to read to the kids.” – Amazon reviewer

A Spooky Tale is a wonderful little children’s book which would be easy to read with your young book lovers. Full of colourful illustrations and a map that the children can follow along with the flow of the story it is a fun story for all year, but especially at Halloween.” – Jen Med’s Book Reviews

Great cover art! The illustrations are filled with delightful expressions and complement the story perfectly. My grandsons especially love the characters chasing after the children! The author spins a fun story that is so engaging. The green aliens, grumpy gorillas, and an enormous fat caterpillar are some of our favourites. They will surely entertain ages 3-8. We can’t wait to read where the teacher takes the children next time!
– Lady D Books

About the Author

Sue Wickstead - Author Image

Have you ever been on a Playbus?
Not an ordinary bus taking you on a journey, exciting though this is, but a bus stuffed full of toys and imagination!
When my two children were young, they attended a playgroup on such a bus and as a volunteer, I became involved with the committee running the project. The bus really got into my blood and became a work of the heart. I ended up painting the bus as well as working in the groups and raising the profile of the project and its work. As part of the committee and later as a play-worker, I was involved in raising necessary funds to replace the old bus with a newer project. It really was a fun journey to be involved in.

I taught in the local school for over 20 years but during this time I remained involved with all aspects of the playbus project in my spare time, assisting in fund-raising events, as well as working voluntarily in after-school play clubs and holiday play schemes. I left teaching to write the history book about the original bus.

I now work as a supply cover teacher and have been able to tell the many children I meet and teach about the bus as well as show them the photograph. The children were always curious and asked lots of questions about the playbus. This led to me telling a story which I eventually wrote down.

Jay-Jay is the fictional story to go with the factual project. Over the last few years, I have been able to share the fictional story in each school I visit. I always leave a book behind as I go in case they might like a closer look.

I have also been asked by the schools I’ve worked in to provide some work for the children around the book. This has led to me producing a scheme of worksheets to support the story.
In addition, I have undertaken author bookings and I always love sharing the storybook and most of all love the feedback and book reviews which the children give me. Many of their comments and opinions I have been able to use on my website blogs.

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Book Info

‘A Spooky Tale’ is available at Amazon:

Pages 20
ASIN (ebook) B07CP9Q4JQ

One Comment

  • Martie

    “A Spooky Tale: A Walk With Our Teacher” sounds perfect for little ones.

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