Tuesday, June 9, 2020


Title: Bad Fairy
Series: A Bad Fairy Adventure (Book One)
Author: Elaine Kaye
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Fantasy Middle Grade
Length: 66 pages
Age Range: 8-12

BLURB: Thistle Greenbud is not a bad fairy. She simply doesn't like rules, and it's just her luck that her homework is to create a new rule for the fairy handbook. But first, she has more important things to do. Like figure out how to get back at Dusty and Moss for playing tricks on her.

Before she can carry out her plan, though, disaster strikes and she finds herself working alongside the very fairies she wanted revenge on. Can they work together and trust each other, or will things go from bad to worse?


What do fairies eat?

They enjoy honey and anything drizzled with the scrumptious, golden syrup. Wild berries of every kind—blackberries, blue berries, strawberries, etc.—are a favorite. Fairies have a big sweet tooth and make their own cakes, candies, and cookies.

If you have butter, you may want to keep a lid on it, because fairies love the yellow, creamy dairy. They also like proteins such as chestnuts and acorns and seeds (pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds). Of course, they like fruit.

As for what they like to drink, they enjoy a cup of nectar, teas from any flower, and milk. If you want to attract some fairies, leave out a bowl of milk.

In Bad Fairy, Thistle’s favorite meal is Cabbage Patch Stew, which is a stew full of tomatoes, cabbage, and Kidney beans. Rose, one of Thistle’s best friends, loves artichokes and trades clovers for spinach and artichoke salad, which upsets Clover, another friend, who loves clovers, of course.

Do you like cauliflower? Because Thistle’s dad does and will eat a plateful of it.
For breakfast, Thistle likes blueberry pancakes and pomegranate juice, while her parents have coffee made from chicory.

Dillweed biscuits, mushroom sandwiches, and dandelion salads are more favorites among the fairies in Pinecone Grove.

There’s even a unique cookie mentioned in Bad Fairy—chocolate chip sunflower seed cookies. Um!


I wander into the kitchen. A sweet smell touches my nose. Cookies! Tumble is in the kitchen wearing an apron. She takes a baking sheet out of the oven, filled with chocolate chip sunflower seed cookies.

“Hi, Mom. It sure smells good, Tumble.” She hands me a warm cookie that I eat in about three seconds flat.

Mom gives me a cup of cranberry juice before I choke. “Tell me about Mrs. Swirl. I’m so thankful you found her.”

“I am, too. She’s doing better and should get out of the hospital in a day or two. Her house is completely gone, but I heard that she plans to move to Gravel City with her daughter.”

“I think that would be best for her, especially since she’s getting older. One needs to be around family.” Mom sits down at our table with pen and paper. “Tumble, let’s plan our dinner for tonight. I want to make enough to give to our neighbors in need. I do appreciate all the cookies you have baked today.”

“Me too,” I say as I grab another.


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Elaine Kaye is the author of A Gregory Green Adventure series. She first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup DisasterBad Fairy is her middle grade debut and the first of A Bad Fairy Adventure series.

Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home. She is a grandmother of three boys.

This is an adorable story. You really want to read it.

My Review


Bad Fairy Adventures Book 1

                                                                 By Elaine Kaye    
Now how can a fairy be bad? They are kind and helpful and loving. Right? In Author Elaine Kaye’s story, Bad Fairy, we learn a lot about the world of the fairy.

Thistle is not a happy fairy. Why? Because she has to go to school to learn how to be a good fairy, since she is considered to be a bad fairy. To make matters even worse, the teacher gives them homework for the weekend.  She claims it will keep a lot of them out of trouble. They are to write a new rule for Fairy Land and the student who writes the best rule will have it published in their Book of Rules. And it’s not just the students writing the rules, the whole town is involved. As I read how each fairy deals with the situation, I learned a lot about them. I also learned more about the club rules, which might be good for any club.  When a twisty occurs (like a tornado) the good fairies and the bad learn to work together.

Each character is an individual with his or her own personality. The author has done a nice job of making them seem almost real, perhaps like children you know. This is a fun story for young readers, who might have some of the same thoughts as the fairy characters do.

I recommend Bad Fairy for young readers and for those who love fairies and their world, no matter their age.


  1. Glad you enjoyed Elaine's book. I can see younger middle graders enjoying it. Congrats to Elaine!

    1. Hi, Natalie. Yes, lower middle grade. :) Thank you!

    2. The characters are adorable, Natalie, and reminded me how much I loved fairies when I was a child. This is a lovely story. Thank you for stopping by.

  2. Sounds delightful! I love the title. Congratulations, Elaine!

    1. The title does get your attention, Karin. And the story holds your interest. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. I love berries, too. Congrats to Elaine.

  4. Thank you for spotlighting my mom on your blog, Beverly! I'm glad we found a way for you to get those images. :)

    1. I'm happy to have her as my guest. The images turned out lovely. My computer is old and sometimes gets contrary. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Hi, Beverly! Thank you for being a part of my blog tour and for your review of Bad Fairy. I like that the fairies seemed real to you.

    1. Hi, Elaine. My pleasure. I'm delighted to host you today. Sorry I didn't make it earlier, but unexpected things kept me off the computer and busy a good part of the day. All taken care of, I hope. Thank you for writing such a precious story.

    2. Thank you! And that's okay. Technical difficulties are the worst.

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    1. Yes, it is an adorable story. I'm looking forward to more. Thank you for stopping by.

  7. Congrats to Elaine on what I'm sure will be a successful book.


  8. So excited to see Bad Fairy here. She is flitting all over the blogosphere. I have been seeing her everywhere. Such an adorable cover and the story sounds great too. Sounds like a hit to me. :)

    1. I bet it is a big hit, Jess. The characters are such fun you have to love them. Thanks for stopping by.