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
By prisrob 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
By Grady Harp 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
By amznreviewer on July 29, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
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.
By Barbara Carey 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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