Young children will love meeting the different dollies in this bright touchy-feely book. Features simple, repetitive text and a patch to touch on every page, including bumpy shoes, a soft hat and silky bows. Specially designed to help develop sensory and language awareness in babies and toddlers. Don’t forget to spot the mouse on every page!
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 dolly”
my daughter received this book at 5 months. she is now 8 months and loves all the touchy feely sections. she remembers where they are and spends time feeling the textured section with her finger tips and finger nails. we have read others in this series and she always selects them from a small selection of books. the textured sections are relatively small which is great for her tiny fingers to explore. i would highly recommend this series for your baby's first experience of touchy feely books.
“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.”
“A durable, colourful book about a child’s most cherished friend – her doll.”
Nursery World Book Box
“Great for encouraging discussion when describing the texture of the touchy-feely sections. It provides an ideal opportunity to extend children's vocabulary in a very active way, and allows for comparison between pictures and the children's own dolls.”
Nursery Education Plus