When I first thought of writing stories, I only ever wanted to write picture books. I still read them with great interest and think that the picture book is the best kind of book: with both, story and pictures. I wrote my first story in 1992, and it was published some sixteen years later as the picture book The Cobbler's Holiday Or Why Ants Don't Wear Shoes (2008). It has been beautifully illustrated by Eugene Yelchin.
My fiction for children and young adults includes the novels Tik-Tik, The Master of Time (2013) and Rabbit Rap (2012). A collection of stories was published as The Amazing Moustaches of Moochhander the Iron Man and Other Stories (2011). All these works were illustrated by Michelle Farooqi.
Recently, I have retold folktales in Urdu for the STROYKIT Program.