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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. A perfect gift for young children.

Book information

Board Book
ISBN: 9780746080320
Extent: 10 pages
Dimensions: 160 x 160mm
Rachel Wells

Author information

Fiona Watt

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.

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Practical Pre-School Silver Award 2009

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."

Prima Baby Reader Awards "Best Buy" 2004 and 2006

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.

Reader reviews

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“That's not my pony”
My 1 year old was given this book for her first birthday and she absolutely loves it. She enjoys touching and feeling the different textures and can turn the pages easily. Well done!!
“Lovely simplicity”
This series is rated 1+, but my son who is only 6 months right now liked the book from the first sight. He turns thick and easy to pick pages to and fro to look at different ponies. He cheerfully hits the pages with his tiny hands, and though he does it unintentionaly at the moment, he touches textures and starts paying attention to the sensations he gets from them. The pictures are simple, but easily recognizable with one-color backgrounds and just a few additional drawings. And this is what makes the book so lovely for a 6 months-old who cannot distinguish many small details at one picture. A great book from all perspectives!
“This book is great”
My 18 month old daughter loves this book although I personally am getting bored of looking at the same one with her so I will definitely be buying some more from the range.

Press reviews

“Unlike other board books, there are swatches of different textures on each page designed to encourage your little one to explore and play independently.”
“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.”
“This range of touchy-feely books have been baby and toddler must-haves for 20 years.”

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