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Book Review and Giveaway: Stella, The Fire Farting Dragon. Ends Nov 30th

Stella The Fire Farting Dragon by J. Aday Kennedy and illustrated by Jack Foster

Stella’s nervous tummy threatens her chances of winning the contest, but she marshals her nerves and does her best. A lesson of perseverance wrapped in a humorous bite makes the most reluctant readers gobble up this story. They’ll giggle themselves silly as Stella Dragon performs her flying act and farts fire.

My Review: What is Stella going to do about her nervous tummy? The Dragon Realms Talent Contest is tomorrow and she is worried that she will toot fire and stink up the place and ruin her chances of winning. Her friend Allen decided that they should practice until she is no longer nervous. But her stomach gurgle-gurgled and BRRRT!  But Allen had a solution, the next day he brought Stella a platter of blueberry muffins. Did the muffins help Stella stop farting and win the completion?

Stella had a good friend in Allen who kept on encouraging her. This story will help children believe in themselves that no matter the situation they can overcome it. Just make sure you have a good friend that would stand by you no matter what even if your fart stink….LOL! The bold and colorful illustrations by Jack Foster help with the story. I highly recommend this book for your children’s library and for classroom reading.

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FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.


Giveaway Rules

This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY.

Winner is selected by

Giveaway Ends November 30th.

Author is giving  1 copy of her book and a Whoopee Cushion to 1 lucky winner.

Comments like these would be deleted –  Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this!, This is so cute!

Mandatory: So leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

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 This giveaway has ended!

Winner is #20 – Alicia C


November 9, 2011 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , ,


  1. Stella is adorable. I just want to take her and hug her to pieces. She’d make a wonderful stuffed toy.

    Comment by Sheila Gallagher | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  2. This would be a really funny book for my class. They love Stella.


    Comment by Valerie Nichole (@january_love88) | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  3. Stella sounds like a cute main character-and the whoopie cushion cinches the deal! I can’t imagine a child who wouldn’t appreciate this 🙂 edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

    Comment by krystallarson | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  4. Stella, The Fire Farting Dragon looks like it will be a good book to read to my grandson. He will be able to learn how to think through a difficult situation, the story-line is good, and the pictures are brightly colored. That will keep him interested.

    Comment by Patsy Hagen | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  5. I would love this book for my grandsons – the sillier and more able to laugh at, and accept, our bodily functions as being a normal part of life, the better, because haven’t we all suffered embarrassing moments along the way?

    Comment by Jane Bellomy | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  6. My nephew would love this. He is obsessed with dragons (and the farting too). Stella is also my dog’s name. This looks like a funny book that would keep him entertained and laughing.
    helldog3 at

    Comment by Helen Bush | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  7. his would be perfect for my one grandson. His cousin had a whoopee cushion and he doubled over with laughter because of it. He loves Dragons so this would e the ultimate surprise gift for him. lol Love how colorful the illustrations are too. Thanks for another great and one of a kind prize. lol
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

    Comment by Carol L. | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  8. Many kids know what it’s like to have an embarrassing habit that they can’t (or don’t think they can) control. And what is more funny than farting fire?!? This will be a great book to help kids bolster self esteem when dealing with embarrassing situations.
    busybusymama at gmail dot com

    Comment by Jean Vogler | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  9. I have also posted about your giveaway at my blog, Finding Your Gibbee.

    Comment by Jean Vogler | November 9, 2011 | Reply

    • Thank you.

      Comment by mymcbooks | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  10. My Grandchildren ages 3 and 9 would adore this book. Who couldn’t relate to Stella? Who hasn’t had a nervous stomach before? The illustrations are great! This book would capture every childs interest. I Love It!

    Judy B

    Comment by Judy Strunk Burgi | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  11. My kids LOVE great books with a sense of humor. Would love to enjoy this one with them!

    Comment by Kelly Moran | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  12. I love that it promotes being a good friend and has a cute/funny twist! 🙂

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

    Comment by Kristie | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  13. A story to help children learn that they are somebody and to have confidence in themselves all in a funny story that Im sure they will love especially with a whoopie cushion to use for the sound effects LOL

    Comment by Ann* | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  14. I appreciate everyone’s wonderful comments and would encourage them to drop by my website All individuals that send a SASE to J. Aday Kennedy 1915 U.S. Hwy 80 east Mineola, TX 75733 will receive a temporary tattoo of Stella that promotes reading.
    J. Aday Kennedy
    The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker & Writer

    Comment by J. Aday Kennedy | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  15. I think that this book appeals to all children and it has a great message about conquering your fears and being a good friend while still being really funny.

    Comment by Hannah | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  16. Stella is so appealing, even with her, ahem, issues. She and Allen make a good team. My grandkids would giggle throughout this book and I’m sure one or more of them would provide sound effects.

    tmyoung at rochester dot rr dot com

    Comment by Teresa Young | November 9, 2011 | Reply

  17. The author of this book is a truly wonderful and educated person. I know her and am so proud to see that she has succeeded in publishing her books. My son finds all of her books hilarious and I enjoy the way Jessica can take issues that children face and explain it to them in a way that kids can understand and in a way that makes them laugh. The laughter keeps them entertained and keeps their attention so the issue can be learned. We all get nervous and that is a difficult thing to explain to my three year old son; however, Stella explains it to him perfectly while making him giggle uncontrollably!

    Comment by Ashley Kennedy | November 10, 2011 | Reply

  18. This is such a great story, J. Aday. I wish I had an ounce of your creativity.

    Wishing you the best,


    Comment by ccgevry | November 10, 2011 | Reply

  19. Would love to win this book, so I can read it to my daughter!

    Comment by Sarah Porter | November 10, 2011 | Reply

  20. LOL! My kids would be so drawn to this book. They both just think farts are the funniest thing. And, because of that, I know that the underlying lesson would be learned – believe in yourself! (And the Whoopie cushion is just a wonderful added bonus!)
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com ☮

    Comment by Alicia C. | November 12, 2011 | Reply

  21. This is the type of book my kids would love me to read to them and try to read themselves.

    Comment by smw24 | November 12, 2011 | Reply

  22. Their is something about a Fart that makes people smile, and ask who did that? This sounds like a fun read and a book that any age can and will enjoy.

    Comment by Cheryl Lund | November 14, 2011 | Reply

  23. this sounds truly adorable. kids always get a giggle out of bodily noises.the fact that is also deals with a true type of medical condition that can affect anyone of any age is nice as well, that way maybe the child or reader of the book can connect to it in a special way. it is always great to see books that people can sympathize with and see that the struggles are something that can be overcome and you can still come out a winner in the end.(no pun intended) plus i love dragons. cant wait to read it.

    Comment by Deirdre Slavens | November 14, 2011 | Reply

  24. I am a librarian and I have never heard of this book…it sounds like such a cute book! I am always looking for new and funny books for my girls.

    Comment by Katrina | November 16, 2011 | Reply

  25. Sounds like a great book about friendship and some of the embarassments we have normally in our life. I think my daughter would get a kick out of the book.

    Comment by larissa brunken | November 16, 2011 | Reply

  26. The book is an interesting way to illustrate perseverance. My grandsons would be entertained by this book.


    Comment by Andrea I | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  27. Ok…that’s hilarious! What child isn’t gonna love this book…

    Comment by stacy | November 21, 2011 | Reply

  28. My daughter would have so much fun reading this silly book….and my husband would enjoy reading it with her. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

    Comment by savingsinseconds | November 27, 2011 | Reply

  29. Such a cute idea. What a clever way of incorporating a lesson on the importance of true-blue friends and trying your best combined with the silliness of the book. My daughter would be absolutely tickled by this book.

    Comment by Erin Ringwald | November 29, 2011 | Reply

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