There’s a mob of cute and curious meerkats to meet in this colourful touchy-feely board book, perfect for young animal-lovers. From smooth noses to tufty tails, little fingers will love feeling the different textures on every page as they look for their meerkat. A joy to share together – don’t forget to spot the little white 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.
“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.”
“Even on the title page readers get to touch the pictures. I kept going back to the fluffy tail because it feels so soft!”
Nayu’s Reading Corner
“Cute and curious meerkats have become one of the most popular furry animals. Suitable for adults and children alike, this fluffy, touchy-feely board book is part of the bestselling "That's not my..." series.”
Gransnet.com, Best Children's Books of 2013