The Alliance Française of Cambridge has endorsed THE RED HOT FIREBALL/ ZAY BOULE-DE-FEU, and is using it as a teaching tool for their French classes. You can find more information on the Alliance Française here


  • “Anita’s visit was excellent. She was full of enthusiasm, and had the children in the palm of her hand. They loved using their imaginations to think constructively about feeling angry, and that afternoon they invented a game based on her story.”(Christina Cameron, Teaching Assistant, Queen Emma School, Cambridge)
  • “The session was great for the children. We loved the puppet and the interactive story. Afterwards the children had fun making their ‘anger’ out of clay. It was a very useful and informative session as the children were able to verbalise their feelings and think about how to deal with situations when they felt angry. ” ( Maura Rutter, Y1 teacher, Queen Emma school, Cambridge)
  • “Anita, thank you so much for sharing your story with us! The children have thoroughly enjoyed joining Zay on her dragon adventure. The story really enabled the children to relate to and explore their own feelings and we’ve had lots of talking going on in the nursery in the afternoon about what different emotions “felt like”!The children also loved creating their little dragons. Thank you.” ( Mrs. Argasinka, St.Matthew’s Nursery, Cambridge, March 2018)
  • “Children at a younger age find it sometimes difficult to manage their emotions, and to express themselves. What a great way to understand that it’s ok to be angry and grumpy, and to know how to handle it! The children thoroughly enjoyed Anita’s visit.” (Paulina Geller, Director of Kings Street Pre-School, Cambridge)
  • Thank you so much for a really inspirational visit. the children loved your book and greatly enjoyed making the artwork afterwards. (Tessa Hackett, English Lead at Springmead Primary)


  • Fantastic school visit this week from @nitalehmann1! The kids absolutely loved it and the first question they asked was whether she could come back tomorrow! Thank you so much!!” (Catherine Emmett, parent at Finchingfield CofE Primary school)
  • My girls (ages 5 and 6) loved interacting with Fireball Zay, and following along on her journey with anger. And I loved giving them a story about an emotion so often shunned.” (Tara McLaughlin Giroud)
  • “A delight to the imagination! The Red Hot Fireball is a quirky adventure exploring a child’s anger, and both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive nature of the book, bringing the story to life.” (Katie Hayoz)