Sri Lankan children’s book sets world record for most alternative endings

A new Guinness World Record has been achieved for the ‘most alternative endings for a book’ by Sri Lankan children and veteran author and illustrator Sybil Wettasinghe.

“Wonder Crystal” is the only children’s book in the world with 1,250 completed alternative endings and it is written by children of Sri Lanka.

In October last year, Munchee, the flagship brand of Ceylon Biscuit Limited celebrated World Children’s Day 2019 in an innovative way by organizing some exciting activities for kids including the launch of a special story book.

The book titled ‘Wonder Crystal’ is the first of its kind, initiated by world – renowned Sri Lankan Children’s story writer Sybil Wettasinghe and was launched with the objective of encouraging children to use their imagination and explore their creativity and thus complete the story by contributing through their writings, drawings and poetry.

The book was shared with schools in all 3 languages, and was expected to eventually make its way towards setting a Guinness record with the multitude of endings it would attract. Children were requested to forward their entries to compile the book.

It had received a total of 20,000 entries in total for alternative endings.