A fabulously sparkling new addition to the bestselling Usborne Touchy-feely series, which boasts over 1 million sales worldwide Will appeal to the imagination of young children as they explore the different materials The enduring appeal of Rachel Wells’s colourful and bold illustrations combined with a variety of textures make these books pre-school classics
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.
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“thats not my fairy review”
I love That's not my... books but my little sister is in love with fairies, like Tinkerbell and Friends, so when my Grandma found this book she was so happy. My sister and my little cousins all love That's not my... books, so now I have to say THANK YOU SO MUCH USBORNE- WE LOVE YOU!
We received this book when my daughter was only a few weeks old. It was quickly apparent that it was one of her favorites. She would gaze and smile at the large pictures. She is now 4 mos old and is reaching for the touch and feel aspects of the book. I also love that I can stand this book beside her when she's laying on the floor. She stares and talks to the pictures and lets me know when it's time to turn the page. Wonderful!
“The perfect book for that 'special time'”
At just 10 weeks I thought there wasn't much point in reading to my daughter as she doesn't understand but I was so wrong, she loves hearing my voice whilst I'm reading to her and we both enjoy the closeness it brings. This book is perfect because the words are nice and simple, the pictures are big, bright, bold and very pretty so she can see them easily and she also loves to touch the 'touchy feely' bits. Reading with your child is the perfect way to have that special time with them and this book is the perfect book to read when you're spending that special time together.
“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.”
“What a beautiful little book to read and look at. My daughter loves this book and feeling the textures that differ on each page. The pictures are lovely and bright.”
Toppsta Reader Review