Personalized book for babies and toddlers: cover of What Would You Like for Tea? featuring a boy named Finney wearing a straw hat and bandanna around his neck against a meadow background
Your child’s name and face are featured on the cover.
Personalized to star your child.
Simple rhymes focusing on colors and animals.
Beautifully illustrated, using watercolors.
Your child’s photo is seamlessly integrated into the book.
The placement and size of your child’s photo varies.
Add a free, personal message, and a photo of YOU!
Personalized book for babies and toddlers: cover of What Would You Like for Tea? featuring a boy named Finney wearing a straw hat and bandanna around his neck against a meadow background. Cover is a water color illustration but child's face is an actual photo.Illustration of colorful flowers and grasses with an actual photo of the child's face peeking throughWhite, yellow and purple flowers with a bumble bee sitting on the middle flower. Above is rhyming text.An illustration of a clothesline with socks and blankets drying. Child is seen with one red blanket draped around his head.  Child's face is an actual photo, the rest of the page is illustrated. Rhyming text above.Sample book page of a child dressed in a diving suit with a frog on his head and a bug in a mug he is holding. Page is illustrated with the exception of child's face which is an actual photo. Rhyming text above.Sample book page of child dressed as a brown bear with arms outstretched. Page is illustrated with the exception of the child's face which uses an actual photo.Dedication page with a grassy border dotted with small flowers. Personal message appears in the middle of the page and is flanked by two photos of the child and the child's grandmother.

What would you like for tea?

Colorful friends with the most peculiar appetites are coming for tea. What will your child offer them to eat?

Find out in this whimsical and delicious introduction to colors and animals!

Perfect as a personalized baby gift, children's birthday or holiday gift, this beautifully illustrated book lets your child discover animals and colors (along with a familiar face - theirs!). They'll hold onto this keepsake book for many years to come.

“Truly, the perfect keepsake gift."
— Mina B.

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Free shipping to US & Canada (excluding all US/Canadian territories)
  • Perfect for kids 0-3
  • 32 pages long
  • Available in hardcover or softcover format (8.5" × 8.5")
Copyright page and Page 1 of A Monster Mess personalized children’s book.  Copyright page shows that this book is made especially for <insert child’s name> and also has an animated gif showing how you can personalize your book with a photo of your family, a pet, artwork.  Page 1 shows a glimpse of the book personalization with the child’s face inserted into the main character of the book

Super Personalized Books

Your child will be blown away when they see a familiar face (theirs!) appear on the book cover and ten interior pages in this charmingly illustrated personalized book.

Add a dedication to let them know just how much you care. And surprise them with a photo of yourself at the end of the book!

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meaningful keepsake gifts for babies and toddlers

Our personalized books make super thoughtful keepsake gifts. So much so that "...even his grandma cried!"

Make your next gift an unforgettable one. Your child will love this uniquely personalized book about colors and animals.

This book is made of thick, acid-free paper to withstand little hands and the test of time.

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Happy, smiling boy with an illustrated yellow cat perched on his shoulder, against a blue background with gift boxes and birthday candles

About The Author

An Oregon native, Stephanie Shaw completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Education at Oregon State University and her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at Lewis and Clark College. Her professional life includes teaching children with severe emotional disabilities, school counseling and school administration. But, now her love is working with illustrators and editors to create stories that range from quiet to quirky, poetry to prose.

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About The Illustrator

Rebecca Harry lives in the UK with her son and daughter. As a child she loved to draw but back then, Rebecca would never have believed she would be lucky enough to do it as a job when she grew up.

Today from her little studio, Rebecca has illustrated many picture books for babies and children, mostly in the medium of Acrylic. She has worked for publishers such as Macmillan, Nosy Crow and Scholastic, with her work being published worldwide.

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“My grandson loved this book. Seeing his name & face in the book brought a huge smile to his face. He immediately wanted to read the book!”

—Susan C.


“This personalized book brought surprised faces & happiness to our family at Christmas.  My Grandson & Daughter-law immediately paged through the book with delight.  Two family photos included in the book are priceless.  Will definitely be ordering another!  Love love love it!” 

—Susan K.


“My granddaughter was fascinated that her face and family pictures were in her storybook and she is only 2 1/2.”

—Phyllis M.


“Our Read Your Story books arrived today! These are way beyond my expectations! The quality of the pages, pictures, binding are supreme! I can't wait to share these stories with grandson. They are so entertaining and beautifully illustrated. Of course, having our sweet grandson as the star makes them my favorite stories of all time. Thank you so much for this priceless gift!"

—Betsie W.


“I loved seeing my daughters' faces when they saw their books for the first time! They asked how they got in there and were just amazed. The story of the monster mess is hilarious. Nothing beats reading and having them shout out “that’s me!” 

—Susan Y.


“My toddler especially is obsessed [with his book], and asks us to read his monster story multiple times a night!” 

—Shannon P.