Achieving a world record is no small feat, achieving two is impressive, but to do it before the age of five is amazing to say the least.
But that's exactly what Saeed Rashed AlMheiri (UAE), who you might remember, achieved in March of this year the world record for youngest person to publish a book at the age of 4 years and 218 days, has done.
After 20 days, he managed to write a sequel to that book, earning him the title for youngest person to publish a book series (male) at the age of 4 years and 238 days old.
The book was published in the United Arab Emirates by Rainbow Chimney Educational Aids, a commercial publishing house that focuses on children aged up to 13 years old.
As per the records guidelines, the book must sell at least 1,000 printed copies, which the family managed to do during Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2023.
His first book, titled The Elephant Saeed and the Bear, talks about an elephant, as Saeed puts it: “The elephant wanted to have a picnic on a mountain. He met a polar bear who instead of eating the elephant chooses to become his friend.”
His second book in the series, My True Friend, talks about the elephant saying farewell to his polar bear friend as he heads back home.
However, the elephant falls in water and calls for help, and the bear comes to the rescue.
The story ends with the elephant thanking his friend, or as Saeed put it: “Thank you for being a true friend”.
Saeed says: “My book teaches children how to be kind.”
Books are Saeed’s best friend, and he is also very fond of numbers and robotics.
He is a very ambitious young man and wants to become a scientist one day.
“When I grow up, I want to be a scientist and a superhero to save the Earth.”
His mother, Mouza AlDarmaki said that the family intends to inspire other children and encourage them to read and write.
“We want kids to believe in themselves, if Saeed can do it, they can too.”
Saeed’s inspiration comes from his sister, AlDhabi AlMheiri, who also published a book series at a young age.
AlDhabi also holds a Guinness World Records title for the youngest person to publish a bilingual book series (female) at the age of 8 years and 239 days old.
She published her book titled I Had An Idea And Here Was The Beginning in both English and Arabic.
“I want to tell children that they can be whatever they want to be if they try hard and read what they like in order to develop their minds.” - AlDhabi
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these incredible young stars!
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