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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: 9780746093467
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.

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“That's not my train”
It's so fun to read with young ones and great for their learning because my brother was reading these awesome books in no time and he is only 2!😃
“That's not my train”
A wonderful little book containing lots of really good 'touchy-feely' panels for babies and toddlers to explore. My 2 yr old son loves these board books and never gets tired of spotting the little mouse on every page. Bright and colourful pictures help to keep his interest, a must have for any home collection!!

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.”
“These Usborne touchy-feely books are perfect for emerging readers. Part of a series of board books aimed at very young children they combine bright pictures with patches of texture that have been designed to stimulate the senses as well as language awareness. Babies and toddlers will be able to turn the thick board pages and touch all the patches whilst listening to the words. The pictures are vibrant, filling the whole page and clearly identifying a number of different types of trains as well as the different elements of a train such as its windows, funnel, roof and engine. Children will learn all about trains as well as about different materials and begin to develop skills allowing them to recognise shapes, materials and words Tactile, bold with a simple and minimal text, the focus is on language and senses encouraging recognition and directing the child to the pictures via the words. Perfect for sharing with small children to encourage sensory development and a love of books.”
“The books are all chunky board books so ideal for rough toddlers like Harry who read them and vigorously turn the pages ... I like the fact that each of the drawings is brightly coloured, and easily depict whatever they are meant to be showing you.”

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