Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 1, 2023 by Crystal Uys
Animal Tales is one of the most fun apps I’ve come across. Created by the same folks who brought you the successful ResQWalk, this free IOS app allows you to create custom story books featuring your cats. The storybooks can be created and shared for free, or printed for $12 with 20% of proceeds going to animal rescue.
“Our vision with Animal Tales was to create a unique, easy to use product for animal lovers to have fun with,” said Animal Tales Founder Bailey Schroeder. I got to try the app and created two books, one for Ruby and one for Allegra (I didn’t want one of them feel left out!)
Once you download the app, you can choose from three different stories or “tales.” Each tale is an original, 16-page illustrated story. You can customize the tale with your cat’s name, gender and photos. You can even add a dedication to each book.
I created “Ruby’s Amazing Search for a Home” and “Allegra Ponders Employment.” I had fun making these – the illustrations are adorable, and of course, the photos of my girls made the books even better!
The digital versions can be shared and downloaded as free eBooks. The tales can also be printed as a 5.5″ x 5.5″ softcover book for $12.00 (including shipping and handling). The books can be ordered directly through the app. 20% of proceeds from each printed Animal Tale will be donated to the more than 1,150 rescue groups in the US and Canada that participate in the ResQwalk app.
The little book is so cute! There’s just something about seeing your own cat in a book that makes you smile. The books make great gifts for the kids and the young at heart on your holiday gift list.
The iOS app, compatible with iPhone and iPad, is available worldwide and the Animal Tales team plans on building its catalog of Tales to support multiple languages in the future.
Click here to download the app
The Android version will be available in early 2015. For more information, visit AnimalTales.co.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.
Yours turned out so cute. What a great app.
A fun idea. Thanks for sharing, Ingrid. I read both books and look forward to downloading the app.
I have very few regrets in life but the biggest ones is not keeping better diaries [besides in my now failing memory] and many more & frequent photos of all the cats & kittens in my life over the past 55 years. I’ll never forget a single one, but the details of their daily lives, & my own, has now faded & I regret that.