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Usborne Touchy Feely Books: Trucks - Fiona Watt

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Genre: Junior Books / Author: Fiona Watt / Board book / 6 Pages / Book is published 2002-10-25 by Usborne Publishing Ltd

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      27.10.2010 19:06
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      A great toddler book!

      Very similar in style to the hugely popular 'that's not my' books, this truck book is a natural progression afrom the series as it has a little bit more going on, but still remains tactile and interactive.

      The book, as the title suggests, is all about trucks. They come in all different shapes and sizes here and have many exciting textures for babies and toddlers to explore, including surfaces which are rough, smooth, bumpy and shiny.

      The book is a little bit bigger than the 'That's not my' books, and is a little bit bigger than A5, with ten colourful pages. It is a sturdy board book made out of durable, strong cardboard which seems to stand the test of toddler time as it still looks as good as new, despite daily reading.

      Each page has a truck, engaged in a particular activity, as well as nice little touches like planes in the sky and pictures of animals including a dog and some rabbits. These animals are tactile too and my 20-month old daughter loves spotting them and pointing them out as much as she does the trucks!

      A friend of mine is horrified that I give my daughter 'boy' toys and things about cars and trucks but they are a big obsession of hers and I would hate for her to be defined by her gender at such a young age. I am quite pleased that she likes a mix of both 'boy' and 'girl' toys.

      This book costs around £5.99, but it is often on offer for a good deal less than this and in my opinion is worth the full price anyway.

      It is a really lovely, fun book which introduces a series of textures to the reader and prompts them to explore the everyday objects around us. My daughter adores it and I may just have to get her a few more similar books, to annoy my friend if nothing else!

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        16.08.2010 20:56
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        A lovely childrens story book for small toddlers.

        We were bought this book as a present for my eldest son when i had my second baby. He was 18 months old, and this book was very quickly a favourite with him and he asked for it all the time.

        It is by Fiona Watts and Rachel Wells who wrote the 'That's not my....' series that nearly every household seems to own, and it is a very similar style to those.

        It is hard backed, and the book is a little bigger than A5 size. It has 10 pages that are very easy for small children to turn the pages on. As the title implies, the pages each show a different truck, and each one has different features that are represented by touch and feel features on the page. Even the cover is a textured truck.

        The child can experience sparkly, rough, zigzaggy, a rusty skip, shiny, bumpy, spotty and lumpy. What i particularly like about this book is that each double page spread has more than one texture which gives you a bit more to talk about with your child. There is a dog that has a furry coat, cows, sheep and a rabbit. There is also a pile of sand being poured from a tipper. I felt it had a bit more about it in that respect than the 'That's not my...' range, and it is only just getting to the stage where i feel they are outgrowing it.

        It is a great book for children aged between 18 months to 3 years i would say. Because it is hard backed too, it is still in great condition despite numerous readings by 2 children.

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