Rani's Remarkable Day By Saadia Faruqi and Illustrated Anoosha Syed
Rani lives in a luxurious palace full of busy adults, but she's lonely. Being the only princess in the kingdom is boring, tedious, dull. She has no one to play with—except her baby brother, who doesn't count!
So one morning, Rani decides to leave for the beach in search of adventure. She's sure it will be the opposite of her life in the palace: wonderful, marvelous, fun!
But in the world outside the palace walls, Rani isn't a princess anymore, she's just a kid who's not so great at building sandcastles.
And what she finds there is something she didn't even know she was looking for: a friend.
Set in a vibrant South Asian–inspired world, this story of a strong-willed princess from two award-winning picture book creators is full of wordplay, heart, and humor.
A modern South Asian princess, sparkling writing, lots of humor, and just the right amount of conflict come together for a clever and enchanting friendship story.