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.
Press & blog reviews
A simple idea that has stretched to all kinds of themes. Chunky boardbooks with textured pages take a child through a simple narrative: “That's not my dinosaur/teddy/dolly/tractor”. And on each page there's a reason why not - like bumpy skin, shiny hair ties, squashy wheels, until eventually we arrive at the right item. As well as the touchy-feely experience, the basic vocabulary repetition is a valuable - and enjoyable - early learning tool.
Junior Magazine Top Hundred Children's Books voted by readers
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
A valuable and enjoyable learning tool.
Junior Parenting Magazine Top 100 Books 2007
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.
Absolutely lovely series of touchy-feely books. Great illustrations and nice textures.
Warwick Books Newsletter
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
[Usborne's] excellent That's not my... series of baby books- with their touchy-feely segments- have kept baby amused for hours as he explores new tactile sensations... There are six examples in each book and there are many, many books. That's not my Pirate, That's not my Penguin, That's not my Robot... the list is endless.
Bishop’s Stortford Observer
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
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