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Five Lessons from A Personalized Seek and Find Book for Toddlers

Manimal Tales books create a world of wonder and curiosity, inviting children to explore, learn, and develop their language and comprehension skills. It's a magical way to introduce them to the power of storytelling and the joy of reading.

Where is KarmaChameleon? is an exciting personalized search-and-find book for children between the ages of 3-6. The book takes children on an adventure with Karma, a master of disguise, who keeps disappearing on them at different locations such as the playground, toy store, street fair, beach, circus, and station. The book can be personalized with the child's name, character choice, and a personal message, making it a special and memorable gift for any young reader.

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1.   Attention To Detail

The book teaches children to pay attention to details by requiring them to search for KarmaChameleon on every page. By searching for Karma on each page, children develop their ability to observe and notice small details, which is an important skill in many areas of life, including academics and problem-solving.

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2.   Fosters Imagination and Creativity

Reading personalized books can foster imagination and creativity in children. By making your child the protagonist and involving them in the story, this book provides an opportunity for children to explore and expand their imaginations. As they engage with KarmaChameleon and his world, children are encouraged to think creatively and come up with their own ideas and solutions. This fosters a sense of creative thinking and problem-solving that can benefit them in all areas of their lives. For instance, In the book, there is a scene where Karma disappears at a street fair. The illustration shows a bustling fairground with various attractions and activities. As the child searches for Karma in the lively scene, they might come across a carousel or a Ferris wheel. The book prompts them to use their imagination and think creatively about where Karma might be hiding in such a vibrant setting.

3. Develop Problem-Solving Skills

By having to search for KarmaChameleon on each page, children are practicing their problem-solving skills. They have to come up with a strategy to find Karma and then apply that in different situations. This helps develop their ability to think logically and tackle challenges. As children embark on the quest to find KarmaChameleon on each page, they encounter different obstacles and clues that require careful observation and analysis. 

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4. Teaches Persistence and Resilience

Many children may not find KarmaChameleon immediately on each page. Toddlers learn the value of persistence and resilience as they continue searching for Karma, even when it's not immediately apparent. Continuing to search for KarmaChameleon encourages them to keep looking and trying different strategies. 

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5. Encourages Reading and Vocabulary Development

Reading personalized books is a wonderful way for children to improve their reading and language skills and can help children develop their reading skills and build their vocabulary. As they follow the storyline and search for KarmaChameleon, children will encounter new words and phrases that will expand their language abilities. Over the course of the book, there are likely many other new words and objects introduced in different scenes that children can learn the meaning of through context. By personalizing the book with the child's name, it also helps the child make a personal connection to these new words and incorporate them into their growing vocabulary.

Activities to do with your child:
  1. Seek and Find - The main activity of the book is to find KarmaChameleon on each page. Encourage your child to search for KarmaChameleon and other hidden Manimals, pointing out interesting details on each page as they search.
  2. Storytelling - Use the illustrations on each page to create a story with your child. Encourage them to use their imagination and come up with their own ideas about what's happening in the scene.
  3. Counting Game - Have your child count the number of objects on each page. This is a great way to practice counting skills!

Sue Says:

Karma Chameleon likes to hide, In different places, he'll reside, Children search from page to page to find him and engage. KarmaChameleon is a book that your little one will never grow tired of. There’s always something new to explore! This book is a perfect gift for any child who loves personalized books, seek-and-find challenges, and playful storytelling.

General Questions

Manimal Tales is a publisher of beautifully illustrated personalized books. We have personalized books for children and adults. From birthday books to new baby tales, and from bedtime stories to ABC books, we have custom books for all occasions!

We even offer PhotoStories, our personalized picture books with photos.

At Manimal Tales, we fervently believe every child should be the hero of their own story!

Personalized books (or custom books as they are sometimes referred to) allow the reader to become the hero of the story - literally.

The main character in the story is the reader / receiver of the book, and is represented by an avatar that looks like them. There are usually lots of additional personalized details printed in the stories, including the receiver's name, age, family members and more.

Our PhotoStories offer a whole new level of personalization by allowing you to add your own photos into the story and have them printed out with the book.

Browse through our collection of custom books to see which ones work for your loved ones!

It's super easy to personalize your own book!

Browse through our collection of personalized stories and select the titles you want. On the product page, add the details required to personalize the book (name, age, family members, photos etc.). You can then preview the entire book before you buy, so you know exactly what you're going to get!

Once you're satisfied, add the book to your cart, enter your payment details and your unique, one-of-a-kind personalized book will arrive on your doorstep in 6 to 9 days!

The short answer is that it depends on the personalized book title in question!

All books will have your loved one as the main protagonist and their name will be printed on the book cover as well as in the story.

In some of our books like Dreamland and What Will I Be? the (the An ABC Story) your loved one's name is printed on every page.

In our Manimal Tales series, in addition to your child's name, you can select an avatar that looks like your child.

In our custom baby tales, Your Baby's Story and Your Baby's Story (Sibling version), you have to enter names and select avatars for the parents and the siblings as well.

And for our PhotoStories, you can further customize the books by uploading and adding your own photos directly into the book. The stories have been written to incorporate the photos as part of the story itself.

Whichever personalized book you do choose, we guarantee your loved one's will love our custom tales just as much as we do!

We have books for all ages and occasions! On the menu bar at the top of the page you can filter through our collections of personalized books by a variety of different criteria.

We have personalized books for:

- Birthdays

- New babies / baby showers

- Bedtime books

- Back To School / ABC books

- Seek & Find books

We also offer custom books with engaging stories about:

- Friendship and bravery

- Standing up for your beliefs

- Animal rights and adventure

We have personalized books across all ages:

- 0 to 3 years

- 3 to 6 years

- 6 years and above

- Adult stories

Lastly we have our PhotoStories, which allow users to upload photos and have them become part of the story!

- Happy Birthday Personalized PhotoStory

- Your Baby's Personalized PhotoStory

Nothing beats getting a book with your name on it!

Personalized books are treasured and loved by all, and make great keepsakes.

We offer custom books for all occasions, ensuring you will always find a book to meet your needs.

You can always reach us by filling out our Contact Form.

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