About the author: Jumaini Ariff holds diplomas in Electrical Engineering, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education and Autism. She has worked as a pre-school teacher and support teacher for students with special needs. When she found difficulty finding suitable books with local content for her very young children, she decided to write and draw her own stories inspired by her own children’s antics and questions. Thus the Ariff Series was born. Jumaini now runs storytelling and creative writing sessions for pre-school and primary school children.