Monday, June 10, 2019

A Monday Alternative

I know Mondays are for Middle Grade Mania, but I have a very special treat for you today.


Please welcome picture book author Elaine Kaye and a few of her characters as they take you on a journey through her work.
Gregory the Boy: Hi everyone! My name is Gregory.

Sammy the Teddy Bear: *waves* Don't be scared, but I can talk, too. I'm Sammy.

Gregory: Sammy is my best friend in the whole wide world. We go on a lot of adventures together. Don't we, Sammy?

Sammy: Yup! Like the time when Gregory turned green at school.

Gregory: And you came to tell my friends and me about bulling.

Sammy: Someone had to.

Gregory: Then there was the time when you ripped your leg, Sammy, and Mom had to fix you up.

Sammy: *rubs leg* I don't want to talk about that.

Gregory: Let's not forget about what happened on Halloween night!

Sammy: We rode on a broom! *pretends to be an airplane*

Gregory: Now we have a brand new adventure to share with everyone.

Sammy: We do! But maybe we should let Elaine Kaye share the details about the story of The Missing Alphabet.

Elaine Kaye the Author: Thanks, boys!

OMGosh, Elaine. They are adorable. I'm so glad you asked them to join us. Now, let's take a look at your books.


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)

EBOOK: Amazon / Nook / Kobo
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

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.

Website / Goodreads / Amazon / Instagram / Facebook

Congratulations, Elaine, on all your success! And a big thank you goes out to Gregory and Sammy for sharing your stories with us.

Did you have a favorite picture book as a child?


  1. Big congratulations to Elaine on the fourth book in her series!

    1. Thank you, Alex! I hope to have the 5th one out later this year...a Christmas adventure! :)

  2. Congrats to Elaine on her new book!

  3. Thank you so much for giving Sammy and Gregory the coveted Middle Grade Mania Monday spot on your blog. They love to hang out with the older kids/characters here. :)

    1. It was a pleasure meeting both Sammy and Gregory! Thank you for sharing them here on Writer's Alley. All the best to you, Elaine!


  4. That's awesome! Love the voice of the characters! :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by to support Elaine! (Psst...did you know this is Chrys Fey's mom? - LUV!)

  5. Congratulations on another adorable book, Elaine. Young readers ought to have fun with it. Best wishes to you.

  6. Thank you so much for hosting my mom for her new release! :D *hugs*

  7. Congrats, Elaine! The series is SO cute too.


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