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Touchy Feely Books: That's Not My Puppy - Fiona Watt
Advantages: Lovely textures to keep your baby interested.
Disadvantages: The story begins on the front cover.
What's it all about?
This book is part of the Usborne 'That's not my..' series. This is a series of books which all have a different texture on each of the pages. I was given this book by a friend for my daughter who is nine months old. She is probably the perfect age for this book.
The story is repetitive on each page the sentence begins, 'That's not my puppy..'. This is really useful when you are trying to encourage your child's first few words. It is also a good length for when your baby's attention span is short as it only has five double pages. I found this useful because although a few months ago my little one would sit beautifully for a story, now she wants to be on the go all of the time and it can be hard to hold her attention for more than a few minutes.
I don't know how I feel about the story beginning on the front cover; I can see why this is a good idea for the company trying to sell the books - it will grab children's attention when it is still on the shelf. I suppose I feel that babies are learning about how a book 'works', and usually the story would start once the book is open.
As I mentioned previously, my little girl's attention span is short at the moment and the texture really helps to keep her interested in the story. The texture is different on every page, helping to renew her interest in the story with each page turn.
A very good book to keep your baby's interest in books growing.
Summary: A great book for when you are trying to encourage your baby's interest in books.
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