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.
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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“A favourite of both my daughter and I”
This was the first "That's not my..." that I bought for my daughter and introduced to her at only a few months old. As soon as she was able to she was experimenting with the textures on each page and was fascinated from the first read and remains so 2 years later! I originally chose this "That's not my..." as it had characters that any baby or child could relate to plus it had a fabulous range of different textures to play with on each page. I was not disappointed and neither was my little girl. She was constantly engrossed and amazed with each turn of the page - her favourite being the teddy with scratchy paws as not only was it a rough texture but also made a noise when she scratched it with her nail! My daughter has adored "That's not my..." books ever since being introduced to this one & makes a bee-line to them whenever we are in the library or in a book shop; however this book remains her firm favourite and I just hope she is willing to now share this with her 3 month old brother who I'm sure will enjoy it just as much.
“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.”
“That's Not My Teddy by Fiona Watt and Rachel Wells is another addition to the wonderful Touchy-Feely series. This is a sturdy, well-made book that encourages tactile and visual interaction with the youngest of readers. The bold colour and bright illustrations encourage investigation of the 'feely' element of the book, as each child searches for their teddy. This exploration of differing textures helps promote sensory awareness for the very young. Summary: Bold, bright colours and illustrations, coupled with textual repetition, made this a firm favourite with the youngest children in the nursery.' ”
Nursery Education Plus
“Younger babies in particular will adore all the different materials, especially the fluffy ones, used in this board book.”
I magazine, The Independent