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!|
NEW RELEASE FROM ELAINE KAYE:
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)
A GREGORY GREEN ADVENTURE SERIES:
“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)
“Tutors and educators can use it in classrooms and school libraries for read aloud sessions.” – Readers’ Favorite (5-Star Review)
“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)
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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