Grumpopotamus by Manimal Tales: Personalised Book Review

Since the lockdown started, one of the many habits I am working on is improving my reading. In the past four months, I have completed 14 books. The more and more I read, the more I am experiencing the transformative power of books. I have also come to the realisation that good books are one of the greatest investments we can make in our children’s lives!

While a good book could be powerful by itself, imagine the impact of a personalised picture book! It just amplifies the impact!

When I was contacted by Manimal Tales to review their newly released Grumpopotamus, I was delighted!

Grumpopotamus is a personalised, beautifully illustrated book for 2 to 8 year olds. To begin with, I liked how the Manimal Tales Website has been very thoughtfully designed keeping the customer experience in mind. Once you choose the book that interests you, with just a click of a button and quick type of your child’s name, you get a sneak peek of the book!

What adds a special touch to the book is not just personalising the character’s name in the book, you even have choice to pick a character that resembles your child and get the giver’s name printed in the dedication page, thus making it a very memorable gift!

Kristine was very excited when Grumpopotamus arrived! Her face light up when she saw her name printed in the book! She made sure we read her the book that very night!

Sue Donhym has filled each page of Grumpopotamus with exciting animals with the coolest names (Eg. Dandylion, Anonymouse and Charmadillo!) and simple but catchy rhyming sentences!

The story is about the dreaded Grumpo, who true to his name is in a constant state of grumpiness. While all the attempts to un-grump Grumpopotamus by laud and large animals fail, little Anonymouse and a kid take up the challenge, go on an adventure and accomplish the mission!

I was touched by the message the story concluded with,

“You need not be big to be brave!”

“Do not confuse sad for being bad!”

Interested in getting a personalised Grumpopotamus by Manimal Tales for a child? CLICK HERE and avail a 10% discount using my code GRUMPOMICH! This coupon can be applied on both their Indian website as well as their Manimal Tales Global Store!

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary Grumpopotamus book to review. All opinions are my own, and are totally honest!

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