Hi there! I’m Tasneem, a Toronto-based artist, author, illustrator, and educator. Welcome to my website & check out my very first children’s book!

How to Show Love

From how to treat your teddy to how to share with friends, each page of this sweet book shows an act of love and affection. Full of delightful illustrations depicting a diverse range of characters and soft soothing text, children will want this book to be read to them over and over again.

Here’s what customers are saying:

“I got this for my 1.5-year-old nephew and he absolutely loves the illustrations, and even repeated some of the phrases when I read it to him. I will be ordering the paper copy seeing how much we loved it.” – Owais Lightwala

“As soon I got my copy delivered my daughter was so excited to read the book that night. I loved reading it to her with the colorful images and easy-to-read captions. She really enjoyed the book 😊” – Burhan Ameen

“The kids were really engaged while I read it. Glossy pages, coloring page in the end, and thought-provoking emotions. Definitely add this to your home library!” – M. Suteria

You can check out more of my stories & doodles below. 🙂

The Lucky Bunny

The Lucky Bunny

Rosie is a very lucky bunny. She has the biggest burrow, the fanciest clothes, and the fluffiest tail. She is also friends with everyone… everyone except Floppy, the unluckiest bunny in school. Floppy lives in a tiny burrow, wears home-stitched clothes and her tail hangs limp. She also stays far away from Rosie. For every time she’s around her, she feels even unluckier than usual.

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The Hawk and the Horse

The Hawk and the Horse

Heru, the baby hawk, sits in a tree, searching for her family. As snow covers her body, she thinks, “If I was a sweet sparrow or a singing lark, anyone would help me… but with my hooked beak and my sharp claws, no one will ever come near me.” At this thought, a tear slides down her face.

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The Fabulous Fox

The Fabulous Fox

Crimson is a fabulous fox who is the best at everything she does. She is the stealthiest, cleverest, speediest, but unfortunately, also the proudest fox in the forest.

One morning, when Crimson comes out of her den, she sees that all the foxes are grouped around a newcomer. “His name is Bean,” one of her friends tells her. “Huh, what a strange name for a fox,” she thinks, “I suppose it goes with his dull brown fur.” At this thought, she looks at her own fabulous fur and smirks in pride. He’s small, quiet, and no match for her. So, she turns away and doesn’t even look at him again.

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Mysterious Moon

Mysterious Moon

Come stop your hiding,

It will be alright.

The sun is gone,

Shine your light.

I want to see you,

Glow in the dark sky.

I’m waiting for you,

Please don’t hide.

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The Secret Artist

The Secret Artist

Rainbow is a young lioness,

Who likes to play with paint all day.

She crushes leaves and flowers,

And spreads their colours in lovely shapes.

Her friends in the meantime,

Roar and fight and chase,

Poor bunnies and squirrels,

All over the place.

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I Don’t Need a Fairy Godmother

I Don’t Need a Fairy Godmother

Teensy the troll steps out of her cave to go to school. Like every other morning, she’s greeted by the sight of fairy godmothers turning little girls into beautiful princesses. Teensy wants a fairy godmother more than ever, but they won’t even look at her. Sad as always, she heads to school, wearing her plain dress and her plain shoes.

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Squishy the Dragon

Squishy the Dragon

Squishy is the youngest dragon in her lair. Her scales are soft, her breath is cool, and her claws are still rounded. She can’t wait to be like all the other dragons, fearsome and infinitely brave, battling mean mountain creatures. But the other dragons never take Squishy seriously and always treat her like a baby. It will be another century or so before Squishy will be big enough to be like them, but she still practices her roar every day. She wants to become fearsome as quickly as possible!

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The Musical Forest

The Musical Forest

The musical forest is full of beautiful musical animals. They spend all day singing and dancing and playing. Even the wind blowing through the forest whistles beautiful tunes that make the trees sway.

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