Photograph of Tasneem Dairywala, children's book author-illustrator

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Dr. Seuss

Media Bio

Tasneem Dairywala has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, but most of her education come from reading with her daughter. Her books are Amazon bestsellers in categories such as Children’s Inspirational & Personal Growth and Children’s Books on Manners, among others.

Tasneem has published digital content for Toronto-based community arts organizations, short stories in The Shallot, a journal of mental health and literature, and several stories, poems, and illustrations in “Lived Magazine”, a publication about lived experiences in madness and neurodivergence. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries and cultural places across Toronto, and she has received multiple grants from Ontario-based funders for contributing to the arts community.

As a South Asian artist, educator, and mother living with a disability, Tasneem aspires to create books that celebrate differences and encourage positive change. She lives in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, with her husband and daughter and can be found online at

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