Faiz's book The Frog who Loved Mathematics is a finalist in the The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards. The book has also been translated into French, German and Russian.
My daughter really enjoyed this book. It was just the right combination of challenging words and colourful illustrations and the underpinning message of the story was thought provoking for her.
This is to date the best children's book this author has written, I this that is has a lovely storyline and plot, which teaches children to accept each other even if they are different. I also thing that the illustrations are just amazing and very adorable.
by Abbi Gibso.
Faiz, this was a cute little book that was powerful in many ways, The message, of course, strong but not in your face or preachy. Second, the imagery was very nicely done and third, the frog choice just was so cute as well, not many choose frogs to be the main character, and it brought to mind books I read when I was a child, the books were about two frogs that were friends and ALL the pictures, I can remember staring at them for hours and making my own stories up in my head about what was going on, I think it was frog and toad.... ahhh, the memories... Thanks!
by Aisha Hashmi
Great story for young children about what it means to be different and long to be accepted. Will really appeal to children in many levels and from many backgrounds- whether they look physically different to their peers or they simply live different lives.
by Louise Thompson (NetGalley)
Fantastic book to help young children understand that everyone is unique and that is okay. Brilliant illustrations and great storyline, highly recommend.
by Paris Taylor (NetGalley)
Faiz loves to write funny children's books. Over the years he has been lucky enough to share childrens' enjoyment in his books when working with schools on literacy and reading projects. He has also received some great reviews, awards and media coverage. His books have been translated into French, Spanish, German and Russian.
Everything in daily life provides some inspiration for the wacky characters in Faiz’s books - even his serious day job. In fact, some of the craziest and funniest ideas have popped into his head while he has been working on something completely unrelated to children's books!
Faiz enjoys writing about what he thinks his young family and their friends would like and find funny. He hopes that his books help bring the joy of reading to life for children and their families.