Have you ever lost
“Many people who read Sayf and Froggy felt an emotional connection to the story because they too, have lost a friend.”
@studentAsim, author of Sayf and Froggy
Faisal Shaikh was my best friend. I met him in grade 7 in Mrs. Clarfield's class. We grew up together. I still remember getting upset at him because I caught him spying on my desk. Little did I know, that year would mark the beginning of something beautiful.
Faisal was a trailblazer, hands-down, the hardest worker in the room: once, he wanted to start a company to rival Autotrader, so he put an ad out for creative people to join him. The interview line wrapped around the building! Always driven, a natural risk-taker, he was beyond his time.
Then there was that night.
We learned Faisal passed away in a motorcycle accident. That night, I lost something so special.
Faisal changed my life. Not after he died, but actually before. I do what I do, because of him...
Sayf and Froggy is a story about two best friends, Sayf, and Froggy. One day, Sayf moves to Dubai in a flash, but cannot say goodbye to Froggy. Froggy is heartbroken. He loses interest in school and his surroundings.
Things change when Froggy pays Sayf's grandfather a visit to learn what happened to his special friend. This is when Froggy discovers Sayf has left a farewell letter for him! And there is a happy ending! The two unite over the internet, and promise to keep in touch weekly till the end of time!
Canadian Literacy Professor and Guru, Dr. Larry Swartz recommends Sayf and Froggy.
I wrote Sayf and Froggy 5 years before it was published...but then I lost the manuscript! It was discovered 5 years later. I wrote the story after seeing another beautiful friendship in my own family. The influences of connection are deeper, and we feel deeply, often not consciously knowing where our intuitions stem from. I think I recognized this story because of Faisal. I just needed a way to tell it.
Why Sayf and Froggy Now?
THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP
The celebration of friendship. Sayf and Froggy is book about the power of friendship.
A PRESENTATION IN PICTURES
It's a picture book! Getting the message is fun and enjoyable and quick.
The pictures are hand-drawn!.Yes, you read correctly. The hand-drawn images are crafted to produce an intimate and personal connection to the story.
OPENS DIALOGUE ABOUT LOSS OF A FRIENDSHIP
A story that can be used to learn more, deal with, and explore the loss of a friendship.
LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIPS DO WORK
Can a long distance friendship be maintained? Absolutely! The boys use the internet and their promise to create a dedicated bond.
A beautiful friendship changes lives, futures, and destinies. Everything about this book understands and celebrates this.
Artwork from Sayf and Froggy