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June 14, 2019

(NEW RELEASE) The Missing Alphabet (A Gregory Green Adventure Series) by Elaine Kaye

Chrys Fey: Many of you know by now that my mom (Elaine Kaye) publishes picture books. Helping her do this has been so much fun. I love seeing the characters I grew up with finally coming out into the world for others (children and adults alike) to get to know.

You may have read about how the teddy bear in A Gregory Green Adventure Series is based after a Cabbage Patch Doll named Sammy. He was my brother's, but everyone loved him.

Just to embarrass myself (and a sibling or two), I decided to share some photos to celebrate the release of The Missing Alphabet.

My brother sleeping with Sammy the Cabbage Patch Doll.

And this is me having my turn with Sammy.

Sammy the Cabbage Patch Doll is quite old. Over the years, he lost his head. Literally. His head fell right off! And his body, which had been repaired a few times when it got rips, was covered in stains. Last year for Christmas, my mom and I rebuilt Sammy a new body and presented him to my brother, who has a son of his own now. The doll still has a cracked nose, but otherwise is as good as new.

Sammy before his full-body transplant.

Sammy after his full-body transplant. He didn't like be nakey. lol

Since Sammy the Cabbage Patch Doll was put away for years, just before Christmas, Sammy the Teddy Bear finally got to meet him!

The two Sammys!
Sammy is reading Pea Soup Disaster to Sammy!


The paper alphabet letters in Gregory Green’s classroom have gone missing, and it’s up to him and his friends to find those missing letters. They go on a hunt through the school, hoping to find them. They spot letters next to things that start with those letters, like B for Bananas in the cafeteria. But will they be able to find the entire alphabet?

The Missing Alphabet is a great story for children learning to associate letters with objects, and four activities throughout the book will further help children to get familiar with the alphabet.

General Age Range - Kids 5-8 (Story Picture Book)

EBOOK: Amazon / Nook / Kobo
PRINT: Amazon 


“Bullying is not fun and, with colorful illustrations and interesting characters, the author handles the topic in a simple manner, giving a clear message about how the color of one's skin is not important." - Readers' Favorite (5-Star Review)

EBOOK: Amazon / Nook / Kobo

“Tutors and educators can use it in classrooms and school libraries for read aloud sessions.” – Readers’ Favorite (5-Star Review)

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PRINT: Amazon / Barnes & Noble 

“This is a perfect story for children and it will make them imagine, dream, and become adventurous. The illustrations are whimsical and they bring out the spookiness and eeriness of the adventure.” – Readers’ Favorite (5-Star Review)

EBOOK: Amazon / Nook / Kobo

About the Author: Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher's assistant in elementary schools. She currently lives in Florida, but has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home.

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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amazing your mom kept him and glad the two of you fixed him up again. I still have my first Teddy Bear, a talking bear named Biff. Fifty years old and he still talks when you pull the string.
Big congratulations to your mother!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sammy meet Sammy!

Patricia JL said...

Those are cute pictures. Except for the one of Sammy with his head detached. That looks like it belongs in a horror movie.

Juneta key said...

I love the pictures of your family tradition carried on. That is so special. Glad to meet you Sammy.

Chrys Fey said...

I still have my teddy bear that a hospital worker gave me when I had spine surgery. :D

Chrys Fey said...

They got along like two peas in a pod. :P

Chrys Fey said...


Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Juneta!

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Here's wishing your mom much success with her books. :)

How sweet that you fixed the old Cabbage Patch doll for your brother. Um, I mean for his son. Yeah, that's right. His son...

Jennifer Lane said...

Congratulations to Mom Elaine! Those cabbage patch dolls really take me back. Nice restoration.

sage said...

Neat to have such memories of your childhood. Congratulations to your Mom!

Liz A. said...

Looks like Sammy had a lot of love over the years.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations to your mom on her new book! That's nice that you and your mother share a common interest in creative writing.

Rebecca M. Douglass said...

Congratulations to Elaine on the new book! And on an idea for a class activity that sounds like a great fun one (most teachers would have to keep it within the classroom, but it would be a fun sort of kindergarten school-wide activity).

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you!

LOL! My brother loved it more than my nephew did. :P

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you! Yup. I used to have a couple of Cabbage Patch Dolls myself.

Chrys Fey said...

Thank you, Jeff!

Chrys Fey said...


Chrys Fey said...

Thank you! We are a lot alike. :)

Chrys Fey said...

Thanks! Yes, we considered keeping it in the classroom in the story, but for the fun of it, we let the characters safely go on a hunt throughout the entire school. :)