Thursday, June 30, 2011

Stella the Fire Farting Dragon- J.Aday Kennedy

Stella the Fire Farting Dragon
Written by  J. Aday Kennedy
Illustrated by Jack Foster

As soon as I heard the title of this book from Aday I knew my boys would love it!
Stella has to get ready for a talent contest and every time her nerves take hold.. well, she farts fire and all better take cover. Bagpipes aren’t her forte, so she tries doing a flying skit and her friend has her practice until she is no longer nervous.
The day of the talent show Stella is doing great, eats a blueberry muffin for breakfast and is off to the show after Allen brushes away her blueberry stained teeth and helps to get her ready.  Let’s just say Stella got a bit nervous on her talent presentation, but the blueberries redeemed her!  The crowd thought she planned it.
A funny story about friendship and believing in yourself.  Aday takes a serious case of the nerves and puts a funny spin on it that will be a joy to young boys and girls alike.. though I am guessing boys really will be the ones laughing.
Aday was kind enough to send us a whoopee cushion with Stella on it, and my boys were excited to play along with the story J
What I love about Guardian Angel Publishing and the authors there are the defined morals to the stories they publish. It has been a blessing to review books with several of the authors there.
J.Aday Kennedy is a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic who refers to herself as The Differently-Abled Writer.
Aday has a great website where you can download teachers guides and fun activities to go along with her books
She also has a blog you can follow Brain Fart Explosion
Send a SASE to Aday and get a tattoo of Stella the Fire Farting Dragon to
PO. Box 71
Mineola, TX 75773


  1. Melanie,
    Thanks for the excellent review. I'm glad your boys enjoyed it.

    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker
    Children's Author of Stella the Fire Farting Dragon (April 2011)

  2. I love the title of this book and the story sounds like a hoot. What a clever promotion, Aday, to send the whoopee cushion. My son recently cleaned his room - got rid of 6 gum wrappers and a broken whoopee cushion. His room wasn't clean but he sure had fun. LOL

    Best wishes with this book.

  3. I've read the book and it's great. Boys aren't the only ones who will enjoy it.

  4. Great review Melanie! It is a story that boys will love indeed :o) Conrats Jes!

  5. Way to go, Jessica. Good luck with your book.