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Say ‘Hello’ to Photostories!

The perfect personalized gift is finally here! 



Personalized books are an amazing trend that has been around for a while, but what better way to push the envelope on personalizing our stories than with your photos!

PhotoStories are a great new way to personalize storybooks. Upload your own photos into our stories, and have them become part of an amazing book you can share with your loved ones. In other words, PhotoStories are delightful stories where you can insert your own photos into the books and have them be part of the story. It’s like a storybook and photo album all rolled into one, and a great way to capture and share memories with your kids. You can also personalize the names, characters, dates, and a whole host of story elements.

We at Manimal Tales are very proud to launch this entirely new kind of personalized book! As far as we can tell, it’s a level of personalization that has never been done before! You won’t find PhotoStories anywhere else!

Oh, and kids absolutely love seeing pictures of themselves and their loved ones in the books. We speak from experience here, having extensively tested our PhotoStories with our own families and friends. These books become instant classics for the kids, and they will come back to them again and again and again. They also end up as beautiful mementos and keepsakes for parents, and something they can refer to many years hence.

We currently have two titles on offer as PhotoStories: The Happy Birthday Book and Your Baby’s Story. 


The Happy Birthday Book

The Happy Birthday Book is quite possibly the best birthday gift in the world (we’re biased, but still). It’s a great keepsake, is beautifully and exuberantly designed, with great rhyming text, and allows for uploading multiple pictures of the child in question, along with their mother, father, and family. In addition to the photos, it’s also personalized based on their name, and birthday and allows for a custom dedication as well!


Your Baby’s Story

This title was the original inspiration for PhotoStories! The book is a beautifully illustrated bedtime story that humorously tells your child how they came to be. With the addition of photos, the story becomes even richer and much more personalized! You can add in photos of the parents before the child was born, as well as baby photos for the child, transforming the book from a bedtime story to a treasure chest of memories that the parents and the kids can dip into from time to time!


Making a PhotoStory

Making a PhotoStory is incredibly easy. All you have to do is pick a title, put in your child’s name, and date of birth, customize the characters and enter a custom dedication if you want to. 

You’ll be shown a full preview of the book, where you can browse through the pages, and then insert your photos through our simple, easy-to-use Photo Editor!



You can drag and drop, crop, rotate, enlarge and edit the photos as needed, so your photos look like they were always a part of our story. 


The best part of our PhotoStories is that you can save your project and come back and finish it later! We know it can be hard to track down the perfect pictures. So don’t worry - you can start your PhotoStory book, and we’ll save it for you to finish another time.



We’ll Say It Again.
Our PhotoStory books make great gifts for kids, parents, and grandparents and are just perfect for special occasions like birthdays, and baby showers. It’s honestly the best-personalized gift out there (even if we do say so ourselves)!

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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