Bright, colourful illustrations and simple, repetitive text are combined with carefully chosen textures to touch and feel on every page. Great fun to share together – and don’t forget to spot the little white mouse on every page! Winner of the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award (Baby and Toddler category).
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.
Sainsbury’s invited all their current children’s book publishers to nominate up to two books for each of the award categories. Phil Earle, children’s author and judge commented on the Awards saying: "There was such talent on show in the books submitted, I’ve no doubt the shortlisted titles, and indeed the winner, will delight our most discerning readers, children!"
One of three Usborne winners, That's not my Lamb recieved the gold award in the TheLovedbyparents Awards 2013. The awards recognise products, brands and businesses that parents truly love. Parent testers and their little ones were tasked with testing hundreds of entries from all over the world, and winning entries were decided by the public.
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.”
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“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.”
“This year’s offerings from Usborne’s That’s not my... series includes goats and foxes but it’s the piglet one that delights the most, with its lovely touchy-feely pages and great illustrations.”
“An absolute joy... sure to become another favourite.”
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