A delightful touchy-feely book with simple, repetitive text. Bright, colourful illustrations with carefully chosen 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.
“Even babies will be entertained by the monsters' hairy eyebrows, fuzzy spikes or fluffy ears.”
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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“That's not my monster”
My son James is now 15 months old and this book was given to him when he was about 3 months. I showed him the pictures most evenings and as time progressed he began to feel the different textures. Now he turns the pages on his own until we get to the third monster, at which point he stops and just looks at me and laughs! Maybe he thinks that particular monster looks like his mummy! This book is brilliant and lots of fun to get the little ones started with reading.
“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.”
“If you don’t want the babies and toddlers to miss out on the monstrous fun, we recommend Fiona Watt’s delightful “That’s not my monster...” Little ones will delight in stroking a fluffy monster ear or touching some bumpy paws. Bright, bold and suitably robust (after all, it’s not just the monsters who have teeth...)”
Little Parachutes magazine
“Touchy-feely books are a great way to encourage lots of interaction between parent and child, and this range from Usborne Publishing does it best.”