Little ones will love searching for Santa in this bright and festive board book. Babies and toddlers won’t be able to resist turning the colourful pages and joining in the simple, repetitive text as they encounter a sparkly sleigh, fuzzy gloves, squashy boots and Santa’s fluffy beard. Specially designed to help develop sensory and language awareness in babies and toddlers. Don’t forget to spot the mouse on every page!
“"as bright and Christmassy as they come!"”
Newbury Weekly News
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.
“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.”
“We may be led to believe there is only one true Santa, but there are four jovial looking fellas here – all wearing the signature red-and-white costume. This cheery seasonal offering is from the popular touchy-feely series That’s Not My... and boasts Santas in sparkly sleighs, with a rough sackful of toys and squashy boots. How do we recognise the real thing? His fluffy beard of course.”
“From the ever-popular Usborne range of touchy-feely books, That's Not My Santa... is a wonderful gift for young children. With repetitive text, colourful pages and textures to explore, they will develop their sensory skills as well as enjoying the book from start to finish, It's a board book and a good size for children to hold themselves....We say...great for young children getting familiar with Christmas.”
Creative Steps - Reading Corner
“The Christmas-themed book of the That’s not my … series is a wonderful way for young children to get a touchy-feely as well as visual sense of all those seasonal attributes so familiar to adults. My 17-month-old son was very taken with the sparkly sleigh, the rough sack and the squashy boots at the end of Santa’s legs as they disappear down yet another chimney. It’s among his favourite books of the moment.”
The Shetland Times
“It's never too early to get a child on the road to reading... Little hands will delight in stroking Santa's fluffy beard and pressing his rubbery boots in the charming That's not my Santa... Part of an exciting series of board books, it is aimed at babies and toddlers who will love turning the pages and touching the 'feely' patches. The bright pictures and different textures help develop their sensory and language awareness.”
Lancashire Evening Post
“This book is a colourful festive treat. Let your child find out who Santa is by touching the different textures of his rough sack, fuzzy gloves and, of course, his fluffy beard. A delightful book with bright pictures and inviting pages that babies and toddlers will love.”
Family Interest Magazine
“"perfect introduction to the festive season"”
“Very young children will enjoy the bright and colourful illustrations while the different texture patches help develop sensory awareness.”
Word for Life