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, a prefect gift for Christmas. 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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“Thats not my books”
As a parent of an 8 month old boy, I have yet to find anything like these books. Fantastic. My son has Down's syndrome - his development has been fantastic, which I truly believe these books have had a great help with.
“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.”
“Little man has a little basket full of books but none have yet grabbed his attention like this book, which I must say is because it is a touchy feely book. The pages are very clear and bright. P has just started to learn how to read and loves that she can read most of the words in the book to her brother. The book is great for getting you in the Christmas mood and would again make a great stocking filler. Through out the story you search for the author’s donkey on each page they point out different features on the donkey like their blanket, ears, hooves and how they are not quite right.”
Monkeying Around blog