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That's not my...
That's not my donkey...
“Helps very young children develop language and sensory skills.”
Sheffield City Council, 'Recommended Reads for Babies and Toddlers'
Age: 6 months+
160 x 160mm
Author/Editor: Fiona Watt
Illustrator: Rachel Wells
Practical Pre-School Silver Award 2009
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."
Prima Baby Reader Awards "Best Buy" 2004 and 2006
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.
Rachael curry, 28th December 2011
The brilliantly simple concept is a winner with very young children, trusted by parents and still one of the best baby series on the market.
A delightful series of tactile board books aimed at very young children. The bright pictures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language
The Surrey Advertiser
They are the perfect books to start off a child’s library and get them interested in books, perfect sized for little hands to hold and touch, bright and colourful – a must for any children’s book.
Activities 4 Kidz blog
With a cast of 42 different characters, there is something or someone to pique every baby’s interest... These books are up there with change bags and sippy cups as life-enhancing essentials for the parenting tool kit.
My Little Style File
The That’s not my... books are a brilliant way not only to read to your child, but actually engage them in reading and make it something they want to do. My little boy is constantly pointing at the bookshelf throughout the day, eager for us to pull a few books out for him so he can turn the pages himself.
A fantastic range of indestructible chunky board books designed to appeal to inquisitive little fingers. The books feature bright and colourful illustrations, with different textures to touch and feel on each page. With books in the series on a wide range of popular childhood themes, from Pirates to Princesses, there’s something for everyone.
Mel Harris of Waterstone’s
Almost everyone with kids of a certain age is familiar with the That’s not my... range of children’s books – memorable, instantly recognisable and, most important of all, great fun for little ones. They have become a classic series and definitely one of our favourites.
Tesco Books Blog
Touchy-feely books are a great way to encourage lots of interaction between parent and child, and this range from Usborne Publishing does it best.
A valuable and enjoyable learning tool.
Junior Parenting Magazine Top 100 Books 2007
Absolutely lovely series of touchy-feely books. Great illustrations and nice textures.
Warwick Books Newsletter
With everything from 'angel' to 'truck', there's sure to be a subject to fascinate your little one from this touchy-feely range. With myriad textures, it's a great concept, and a really lovely presentation.
Waterstone's Guide to Kids' Books 2008
Every baby needs at least one book from this series in their collection!
These touchy-feely books with repetitive storylines are excellent for toddlers, and they cover a range of animals and things toddlers tend to like.
Mummy in the City
These chunky That’s not my board books are strong enough to withstand the inevitable page corner chewing.
Parents and babies will love the bold, bright and simple drawings along with the different textures on each page which
aims to develop sensory and language development.
Made for Mums
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.
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