Dave the Brave Sawfish, by Nirit Littaney

Dave the Brave Sawfish by Nirit Littaney

Dave the Brave Sawfish

Dave the Brave Sawfish

Deep beneath the frothy, ocean waves lives a Sawfish Family with a youngster named Dave. He’s a special little fish but lacks self-confidence as a result of his long, awkward snout. At school, he’s ridiculed, teased, and left out of all the fun and games. He desperately desires to fit in but just can’t find his niche among his peers. Encouraged to be himself by his one, true friend, Sheldon the Octopus, and his parents, Dave finally discovers his self-worth and the value of his own, unique appearance and talents in one frightening event.

Dave the Brave Sawfish is a colorful bedtime story for children of all ages. It’s a lively addition to any child’s library and one they will request over and over again. Ideal for young readers, the tale will entertain while teaching a valuable lesson about confidence and self-image.

About the Author

Nirit Littaney


Nirit Littaney is a fresh, imaginative author who weaves vivid images and important life lessons into endearing stories for children. After being confined to her bed for years by an incurable illness, Nirit experienced the same triumph of spirit that many of her characters undergo in their journeys through lands near and far.

Nirit’s commitment to personal and physical healing, along with her story-like travels around the world, have inspired her to pen inventive tales for families in search of humorous, insightful bedtime stories. She writes for children in hopes of making them giggle while they also learn a lesson or two.

Today, Nirit lives in Israel with her angel of a husband, who champions each of her new books as if he were the wide-eyed child she wrote them for. When Nirit isn’t dreaming up new characters, she works as a nutritionist, medical coach, and spiritual leader. She is eager to inspire and help others with the lessons her own challenges have taught her–and what better way is there than through books?

To inspire your children while filling their minds with creativity, check out Nirit’s latest books, “Candy’s Chocolate Kingdom“, “Zigi the alien and the stinky socks“, “Zoe’s trip to the Zoo“,  “Bart! Stop the Farts!”, “Fairy’s Fairy tale Kingdom“, “Bad Boy Bradley” and “Dave the Brave Sawfish“and “Fatty Betty author Nirit Littaney

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I Don’t Like Myself, I Want To Be Somebody Else

By prisrob TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 27, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

Do you have something about your body you don’t like, most of us do. Do you do anything about this part of your body you don’t like?

The author, Nirit Littaney, has written another of her wonderful books. She likes to provide lessons learned for the children who read her books. In this book we meet Dave, The Sawfish, his parents and his friends. Dave had a part of his fish body he hated, it made him self conscious, and he lost any self confidence he might have ever had. Dave had a very long nose with sawtooth ridges on it. The other fish at his school made fun of his nose, and they called him Nosy Dave. Dave’s parents tried to tell him that his long nose was there for a reason, but he did not believe them. His mother told him he would need that long nose someday. But, Dave had no friends, and he felt all alone. Until one day, something happened that changed Dave’s mind about his nose. When you read this book you will understand what I mean.

Parents/teachers will enjoy reading this book to their children, and the children will like to discuss what part of their body they do not like, and what they can do about it. They can also discuss how everyone is different, and we should like people for what is inside. The illustrations by Emily Zieroth, are bright, colorful and vivid. We can see from these illustrations all of Dave’s friends and all of his adventures. I like the author’s books, Nirit Littaney, always incorporates a lesson for children to learn, and it is important for children to discuss. Note: a copy of this book was provided to read and review.

Recommended. prisrob 07-27-15


‘Who knows, maybe someday you will surprise everyone too!’

By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 26, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

Israeli author Nirit Littaney is a nutritionist, medical coach, and spiritual leader. After being confined to her bed for years by an incurable illness, Nirit experienced the same triumph of spirit that many of her characters undergo in their journeys through lands near and far. She has successfully joined the ranks of children’s books writers – but her stories, while humorous, encourage children to stretch their imagination while learning some valuable lessons. She has wisely elected to have the Emily Zieroth provide the illustrations for this her eighth children’s book to appear on Kindle.

Nirit takes us down deep in the ocean to meet the Sawfish family – mom, dad and young Dave. To help us understand the story she reminds us that sawfish are large with long bodies and noses shaped like a saw with sharp serrated edges. But on to the story. Dave is sand and insecure about his appearance – the crab, jellyfish star fish, sea horse, goldfish and turtle mocked him, calling him ‘Nose-y Dave!’ His nose was an embarrassment to him. And in addition, his classmates were afraid to get close to him for fear of being hurt by his sawfish nose – all, that is, except his one friend Sheldon the Octopus who supported Dave’s hurt feelings. Though Dave’s parents comforted him by telling him that one day this particular nose will be important to him Dave remained sad and isolated. But one day the ocean current was strong and swept his classmates away into a tangled fishing net. But Dave was brave and swam to the top of the net and freed his classmates. The result – his classmates were grateful and Dave became their hero and from that day forward Dave was never sad or lonely – and he became known as Dave the brave Sawfish!

And as Nirit underlines the moral of her story, saying believe in yourself even if you look different and be proud of who you are. A very fine story with a positive note for children to absorb. Grady Harp, July 15


A Valuable Lesson Wrapped in a Colorful Tale

By amznreviewer on July 29, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition

I’ve just completed another lesson-laced children’s book by Ms. Littaney and as with her other works, I found this one entertaining and educational. My 8-year-old granddaughter especially enjoyed this story, relating it to some of the experiences she’s had at school. She easily recognized the need to befriend everyone regardless of their appearance. The illustrations are very bright and cute, which helps to keep the younger children and toddlers engaged in the tale.
The story is well written with enough happening to keep your child involved and interested. The main character, Dave the Sawfish, learns some valuable things about himself, however, even his classmates discover something special about Dave that turns him into their hero. It’s a fantastic opportunity for adults to teach the importance of self-image and appreciation for being unique. I would recommend this book for parents of small children, early readers, and anyone who enjoys a colorful adventure. I’m sure I’ll be asked to read this over and over again.


Joyous And Lovely Writing Style With Adorable Illustrations!

By Barbara Carey TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 26, 2015

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase

This is a charming bedtime story that speaks of Dave the Brave Sawfish. This bedtime story was enjoyed by both my niece and nephew alike. It teaches a very important lesson to children – to stay brave, stand their ground, and never stop believing in themselves.

The child-friendly writing style of the author is joyous and lovely. The illustrations are absolutely adorable and complement the story perfectly. My niece and nephew learned a lot from this inspiring story and love hearing me read it to them night after night. They never seem to get tired of it! They can relate to Dave and want to be as brave as him. I enjoy bonding with them over this story.

I would recommend this story to anybody with children around. There’s no way it wouldn’t be loved by them!

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