Four-year-old boy’s book gets published

Monitoring Desk

DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates boy became the world’s youngest person to publish a book at the age of only four years and 218 days.

Guinness World Records said Saeed Rashed AlMheiri was four years and 218 days old when he published his book, The Elephant Saeed and the Bear.

The record was verified when the book sold 1,000 copies.

AlMheiri, whose book is about kindness and friendship, said he was inspired by his sister, AlDhabi, who holds the Guinness World Records title for youngest person to publish a bilingual book (female) and youngest person to publish a bilingual book series (female).

“I love my sister so much and I enjoy playing with her all the time,” the younger brother said. “We read, write, draw and do so many activities together. I wrote my book [inspired by her] as I felt that I could have my own book too.”