Clumsy Nelson: A story of Self-esteem, Bravery, Grit, Friendship with an Environmental message

Nelson, once the clumsiest seal in the sea, is always needing his friends to get him out of trouble. When his friends are trapped, can Nelson find bravery inside himself and save the day? 

Follow his journey in this modern fairytale to find out.

Poor Clumsy Nelson, he’s always stumbling, bumping or crashing in the plastic polluted sea. We all have times where we feel uncomfortable about who we are. Being clumsy isn’t always easy.

Nelson is a master in getting into trouble. But when a terrible danger captures his friends, Nelson discovers he can DO IT.

Clumsy Nelson is a message of positive self-esteem, courage, perseverance, and friendship for any child who has trouble finding the hero inside.

Clumsy Nelson is also a fun and engaging adventure into environmental awareness,published by Save the Planet Books.

“An inspiring and beautifully illustrated picture book that teaches kids about courage and determination.” – Kate Lobs, teacher.

A story that inspires kids of all ages to never give up and empowers them to find the hero inside.

About the Author

Serena Lane Ferrari is a mother and an English teacher. She writes books for children concerning the future of our Planet.

With Clumsy Nelson, The Butterfly Inside and Stinky Super Skunk, Serena introduces young readers to the important lesson of respecting differences.

About the Illustrator

Giorgia Vallicelli was born in Bologna in 1984 and at a very young age, she discovered she had a talent for art.

Drawing was her first passion, since then she became a highly talented and requested artist for children’s images, poetry and picture books.

Giorgia is already a multi award-winning illustrator.

Meet Serena Lane Ferrari

Serena Lane Ferrari is a mother and an English teacher.
She writes books for children concerning the future of our planet.
Serena hopes her stories will encourage future generations to be aware of and engage with environmental issues.



Pssst! Do you remember when you were a bank robber rat?
What’s that? You’ve forgotten all about it? OK, let me tell you what happened …

A 2nd-person, read-aloud bedtime story for kids aged 4 to infinity.

(Originally titled “When You Were a Rat”, from the collection, “When You Were a Worm”.)

Will You Be My Friend? : A Kid’s Self Love and Self-esteem Book


Toto doesn’t like the toys in his life anymore, as they’re not as much fun as they used to be. The little dog finds out that has no friends so, he goes searching for a true friend.
He tries to make friends with everyone that he meets, a sheep, a piglet and a chicken to name just a few. Toto does all to please them and sometimes looks ridiculous. But they want to be friends only with themselves, and not with Toto.
We talk to kids a lot about how important to be friends to others. Not much about how important to stay yourself… It’s more of a challenge when your children stay true to themselves and establish they own identity.
Will You Be My Friend teaches children self-love, the value of true friendship and that no matter how hard they are to find true friends can be found. A true friend accepts who you are!