Book Review: That's Not My…

There is a series of touchy-feely books by Usborne that I really like titled “That’s Not My…“.  They are terrific for introducing books to infants and toddlers once they’ve progressed beyond the cloth books and the basic single word board books.

What’s so great about them?

  • the books are bright and colourful to attract young children
  • the pictures on each page are simple and clear (neither too distracting nor too busy)
  • there is one short sentence on each page; e.g. “That’s not my tractor, its seat is too scratchy.”
  • there are touchy-feely parts on each page which introduces textures
  • the touchy-feely parts correspond to the part discussed; e.g. the tractor seat has a scratchy texture.

Each book is about a subject – dragons, trains, tractors, monkeys, dinosaurs, monsters, etc.  Each page introduces parts to a child – e.g. funnel, headlights, seat, wheels, etc.  The textures reinforce the part discussed.  Each book costs about RM30 each (plus/minus depending on which bookstore you get it from).

Both Gavin and Gareth loved these books.  They still loves them…

Other titles in this series:

  • That’s not my dragon
  • That’s not my train
  • That’s not my monkey
  • That’s not my monster
  • That’s not my dinosaur
  • That’s not my tractor
  • That’s not my mermaid
  • That’s not my teddy
  • That’s not my frog
  • That’s not my pirate
  • That’s not my puppy
  • That’s not my pony
  • That’s not my fairy
  • That’s not my tiger
  • That’s not my dolly
  • That’s not my snowman
  • That’s not my baby
  • That’s not my angel
  • That’s not my kitten
  • That’s not my bunny
  • That’s not my plane
  • That’s not my car
  • That’s not my princess
  • That’s not my lion
  • That’s not my penguin
  • That’s not my reindeer
  • That’s not my santa
  • That’s not my truck
  • That’s not my bear
  • That’s not my robot

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of (a website on parenting, education, child development) and (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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