A delightful touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text. Bright, colourful illustrations with textures to touch and feel on every page. Helps very young children develop language and sensory skills. Series awarded "Best Buy" by readers of Prima magazine.
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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My little girl (14 months) loves this series. She is slowly collecting them. This one has a great range of 'feely bits'. The sand paper paws are her favourite to scratch (much to my dislike!!hehe):)
“That's Not My Bunny...”
My daughter is now 18 months old and this whole series of books is by far her most prized possession. Her absolute favourite is That's Not My Bunny.... (we actually have both the old version and the current edition), whereas my wife and I favour That's Not My Monster.... They are robustly put together, and are holding up to all the enthusiasm my daughter can throw at them. The best testimony I can give is that at Christmas she opened each one, sat down and read each several times to the exclusion of opening further presents, or playing with wrapping paper or boxes. Absolutely brilliant.
“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 vividly visual and hands-on treat for every growing child.”
Lancashire Evening Post
“A sure fire winner of an Easter gift for any toddler.”
Newbury Weekly News
“Simple, repetitive text and exciting touch-and-feel features will make this a huge hit with the very youngest of readers.”
“This book is delightful. I have been reading it to my Grand daughter since she was six months or so old, and she loves it. She joins in touching the parts on the pages that are relevant to the story.”
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