Meet five busy bees in this adorable addition to the much-loved That’s not my... series. Babies and toddlers will love touching the textured patches as they meet bees with sparkly wings, fuzzy tummies and shiny eyes. The bright pictures and textures to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness.
Fiona Watt is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She graduated from Exeter University with a Bachelor of Education in Art and Design. She taught for three years at a primary school in Kent, before spending two years at a British school in The Netherlands. She started working at Usborne in 1989 and has written and edited hundreds of books including baby and novelty, sticker, art and craft, cookery, science and activity books. She has written all the titles in the award-winning 'That's not my….' series and many in the highly successful Sticker Dolly Dressing series. She is the sixth biggest-selling UK children's author, with over 10 million of her books sold in the UK since records began.
The award is decided by Practical Pre-School product testers, who said of "That's not my puppy": "This book had immediate appeal for all the children. It is great for a wide age range as the babies enjoy the pictures and textures and the older children enjoy reading the words themselves and developing their vocabulary. It was also good for raising awareness of differences and similarities. It retained appeal for the children throughout the testing period."
Usborne That's not my... Touchy-feely books were voted Best Buy in the Toddler Book Category of the Prima Baby Reader Awards in 2004 and 2006.
“Unlike other board books, there are swatches of different textures on each page designed to encourage your little one to explore and play independently.”
That's My Baby blog
“The hardwearing pages, simple illustrations, repetition and lovely touchy-feely elements to each page make the [That's not my...] books ideal for reading with your child.”
“These wonderful books are awesome for helping children to develop. The stories are perfectly interactive and their simplicity means even the youngest readers will enjoy them and relate to them.”
“A delightful addition to this amazingly popular series, and with the plight of the bee population now so prominent in public awareness, who could resist it? I love the expression on the bee's faces, and of course, there's the wee white mouse to look for too. Perfect!”
Sally Pattle Far From the Madding Crowd bookshop, Scotland
“Bees need our help to survive and Usborne are keen to encourage children to learn all about these vitally important insects with the help of fun but informative books guaranteed to keep youngsters flitting from page to page.”
Pam Norfolk, Lancashire Evening Post
“A vividly visual and hands-on treat for inquisitive babies and toddlers. This clever new bee book is guaranteed to fly off the shelves.”
Lancashire Evening Post
“A lovely read that is interactive and filled with bright, engaging illustrations.”