Reviews!



Go Away Bad Mood:

"This is another super super positive lovely story. To be on your guard when the "bad mood" starts to invade your space! All you have to do is to recognize it and send it away! Nayera has a gentle and fun way of turning "bad" to "good!"" Tip Boonperm

"My grandchildren love the illustrations and the story. The puzzle in the back is their favorite part. They would not let me borrow the book to take to my other two grandchildren, because they did not want to part with the comfort of the character on the cover, and wanted me to read it again next time, they promised. It was past their bed time." Carol Anne Wien - Grandmother


"My daughter attended a reading of Go Away Bad Mood by Nayera Salam at her daycare. At three years old, my daughter loved the characters and the beautiful illustrations. The playful repetition throughout the book made it easy for the children to engage in the storytelling from beginning to end. As a parent, I love the message the book has to offer. Learning how to recognize and manage emotions is an essential part of growing up and this book offers an opportunity to explore this concept." Miriam Gomes - Mother

"Speaking from both the perspective of a parent of a three year old and an educational psychologist, I love this book! This is such a creative and fun way to introduce feelings. The character, Bad Mood, is very engaging and the ending when he becomes Good Mood is quite uplifting and is always exciting for my daughter. Now whenever she begins to get in a "bad mood," we can both laughingly tell her bad mood to go away and never ever come back! The puzzle must be mentioned as it is an added bonus. I highly recommend this book to any parent to help their child understand and manage challenging feelings in a lighthearted way that will fuel several future references and discussions. I am looking forward to the next book!"
Dena McManis, PsyD

"Go Away Bad Mood is a delightful book that appeals to children on many levels in my classroom.  The storyline is simple,  and easy for all  children to understand.  They quickly see how important it is to send Bad Mood away.  But then when he is all alone they find themselves sympathetic.  So when Fairy Felicia, Queen of Happiness, Laughter and Smiles changes him into Good Mood, the children cheered! Everyone can change his bad mood and make new friends.  The children’s spirits soared by the end of the book.  I love the puzzle on the back cover.  It’s a wonderful addition to an uplifting story.  Thank you for sharing it with my class." Jayne Euwer, M.Ed. National Board Certification, Kindergarten Teacher, Crestline Elementary School

"The book sends a strong message that we are in control of our own emotions. We have a choice in whether to allow others to impact us negatively. With the power of positive thinking, we keep our positive mood, which will also lead to positive behavior." Dr. Enas El Shiwick, PsyD, LMFT Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

“…a little treasure! This delightful little book sends Bad Mood scurrying away time after time with wise words until he is finally replaced with Good Mood. There is a very important message here for children and adults as well. You will read it again and again.” Sandy Smith, Grandmother

"This is fantastic! It's super cute and great writing." Giulia Balicchia, Mother


"I absolutely loved it! I loved the story telling aspect, and the characters were all so colorful, relatable...you really brought them all to life! Great message for kids of all ages. Kids and adults alike." Renna, Mother

"I like the way it can be enjoyed by younger children but even [older] ages can enjoy the wonderful whimsical characters...I believe children LOVE the repetition of words in story telling making a greater impact in the moral of the story! The story is fabulous by teaching us a lesson on how NOT to let small things ruin our day and to learn how to let negativity get replaced by positive and happy thoughts." Hala Brown, Mother

“The message and struggles that are presented in Go Away Bad Mood by Nayera Salam are positive and up lifting. It is an amusing story that will help kids and adults understand more about emotional literacy and leave us all feeling happy at the end.” Patricia M. Cruz, M.A., L.M.F.T Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist


"This is a lovely book and I believe your message is one that should be taught to all little ones, it teaches them to recognize their feelings and behavior around others, adorable book." Beth Norman Hanafi, Mother



A Very Happy Mother Bird's Day (Author Treat):

"A Very Happy Mother Bird's Day is a wonderful story about the love between Mother and child. My grandchildren loved it," Phyllis Ghani. "Mrs. Salam is an imaginative and creative writer. Her stories are delightful with wonderful moral values that keep the children captivated."




Big Elephant Fritz and the Tiny Ants:

"This is an absolutely delightful story with such rich and beautiful illustrations. It is a story of courage and wisdom and shows that might is not always right! It is told in a very charming and lyrical way. As a collage artist, I love the vibrant color, the details, and the ambience of the story. It is just perfect!" Tip Weniger - Collage artist and docent at the Michael Carlos Museum at Emory University, Atlanta, GA 

"[Big Elephant Fritz and the Tiny Ants] is a very inspiring book. It conveys an important message to kids: if they stand together they can overcome bullies. The book is filled with colorful, amazing illustrations." Maha Safwat

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading your new book 'Big Elephant Fritz and the Tiny Ants' with my 4 year old son David. It sparked his vivid imagination and he asked many questions about the wonderful characters' adventures. Your ideas and writing style certainly entice the young reader's thirst for more. The imagery was extraordinary and the messages about values superb! Thanks for your wonderful words. David lastly was intrigued by the inclusion of a puzzle that followed the story line!" Juliana Bermudez

"The story of Big Elephant Fritz and The Tiny Ants is a clever tale that will teach children about courage, determination, and teamwork. The use of descriptive language stimulates vocabulary-building while impressing upon young readers that they have the power to overcome opposition which might seem to be overwhelming if they follow a well-planned course of action." Marsetta Ray, Business Owner, DocuTrain Solutions, Inc

"I always look for children's books that are fun to read aloud, and this book has a lovely musicality that begs to be heard. There is an important message in the story, and the illustrations cheerfully catch your eye." Gay DiGirolamo, Retired Music Teacher and Grandmother

"I love it! The illustrations are wonderful." Phyillis Ghani, Grandmother

"This is an absolutely wonderful book. It is beautifully illustrated.The author's strong descriptive language conveys to young readers the message of the importance of courage, determination, and teamwork to overcome life obstacles.The story of Big Elephant Fritz and The Tiny Ants could be a great resource for character education." Sherry Khaki, M. Ed. Special Education Teacher River Eves Elementary School

"Another thought-provoking book by Nayera Salam that has many lessons for children. With its beautiful illustrations, Big Elephant Fritz and the Tiny Ants delivers a strong message to children about the importance of cooperation and respect for everyone. My four- year -old daughter loves the book, which has promoted many discussions and has helped her to understand the importance of working together." Dena E. McManis, PsyD Educational & School Psychologist 


A Cat and Mouse Pact

"A Cat and Mouse Pact imparts an important message to children, their caregivers and educators in a fun and entertaining way. We can all learn something about friendship and tolerance from Matt and Millie." Carolyn

"Another wonderful tale of how you can create a "friendship pact" even though you were enemies! The illustrations are lovely and colorful!" Tip Boonperm

“What a beautiful tale. It’s full of down-to-earth morality and easy-to-grasp principles. I wish humans could follow Matt and Millie’s example!” Omneya Serry, Literature Specialist 


"David loved the book "A Cat and Mouse Pact." He especially liked the picture and character of the fat cat! He also especially liked the part where the mice gave the cat a fish to eat!! It was a positive and uplifting message for today's children. Thank so much for brightening his day and keep writing great children's books. Can't wait for the next one."  Eduardo Montana, Father


"A Cat and Mouse Pact is the perfect story to read to my grandchildren because it has a sweet way of getting the lesson across to the kids. The rhymes and repetition make it fun to listen to and the pictures make it fun to flip the pages.Such an important lesson of being able to be friends despite differences and the best way to get a point across is by being nice! Thanks for helping us make lots of happy book-reading memories together." Grandma Nina


"Common to all of Nayera Salam's children's books, A Cat and a Mouse Pact provides wonderful examples of kindness, gratitude, and friendship and highlights the importance of honoring a promise. My four year old daughter and I enjoy frequently reading the book with all of the colorful illustrations." Dena McManis, PsyD, Educational & School Psychologist