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My five month old daughter is quickly amassing her own library of books, quite a few of weeks come from this brilliant range of Usbourne Touchy Feely Books 'That's not my.....' . There is a vast range of these books ranging from animals, to transport, to even Santa Claus, and each ones follows a similar pattern. These books usually retail around the £3-£5 mark and are widely available online and in local bookshops. My daughter received this one 'That's not my polar bear' as a Christmas gift from a family member, and it is one that she loves looking at.
These books are an ideal size for young babies, as may daughter can hold it herself but more importantly, the pictures are so bright and colourful that it keeps her full attention from start to finish. At five months, she isn't quite at the stage of appreciating the different textures on the pages to touch and feel, although if I move her hand up to some of them, particularly the fluffy textures, she will feel it.
As I said at the start, these books tend to follow the same pattern. A little white mouse tells the story of finding his polar bear, after meeting a variety of other polar bears. These are hard back books and each double page spread has a picture of a polar bear, with some particular thing that the mouse knows is not something that his polar bear has, such as shiny claws, a rough tongue, squashy paws etc that is until the very last double page where the real polar bear has a lovely fluffy white tummy that the mouse knows belongs to his bear. These 'shiny' claws and 'rough' tongue are all parts of the page that the child can touch and feel as they are of different textures.
All in all, like all of the other books in this series that my daughter has, this is just as good, and keeps her attention the entire way through. It is a perfect length for young babies as a bedtime story or just one to share together during the day. The bright colourful pictures make it interesting for a baby to study, and I see my daughter really studying each page. A brilliant book, and I can't wait to get her more from this series!