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The Conversation Corner #1

Before he could properly hold a book, Adhyaan Alva was into stories.  When he was a toddler, he would curl up with his mom or dad and pester to them read to him.  At six, he doesn’t need to ask anyone.  He grabs a book and curls up on his beanbag to read fairy tales, the Horrid Henry series and, recently, Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’.  Reading is Adhyaan’s pet activity but he also enjoys playing with toys, writing very short stories, and getting daily lessons on his mother tongue Tulu from his grandad. Plus, he’s an apprentice magician.  His favourite trick is to pull a wand from behind his mom’s head.  He says he wants to be better at hiding the wand when he puts it there.

Here’s an extract from a quick chat Sue Donym had with the little reader-

Q: If you could meet one of the characters from the books you’ve read, who would you want to meet?

A: None of them are real! But if they could be brought to life, Princess Celestia, the princess of the Sun from My Little Pony, because she has cool powers that banished her evil sister far away!

Q: If you were writing a book for your friends, what would it be on?

A: It would be about them! Maybe a picnic or a treasure hunt and I would write it in two pages in my ‘My Little Pony’ notebook. 

Q: What do you do when you read a word you don’t understand?

A: I try reading it myself but if I still don’t get it, I ask my parents. One time I read a very big word without asking for their help - ‘scampered’ in Alice in Wonderland and my dad was very surprised!

Q: What’s the most fun book you’ve read?

A: A safari book! When I turned the pages, you could see the Cheetah moving!

Q: What are you doing to have fun in quarantine?

A: For school, we have self-read books. I read them without my parents’ help. If I find something  difficult, I ask my teacher. Also, in my classes with my grandad, sometimes I become a policeman.  I tell him he has to tell Mom to put on some YouTube videos on for me. I say to him, ‘If you don’t, I’ll give you a ticket. People are very scared of the ticket!’

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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