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Thatsnotmydolly“That’s Not My Dolly” and others… by Fiona Watt and Illustrated by Rachel Wells

Published by Usborne Publishing Limited November 2003

12 Pages

Ages: 4-8

Publishers Summary: Babies and toddlers will love touching and feeling the shiny, spotty, fluffy and silky surfaces in this delightful board book. Young children will soon be reciting the simple repetitive text from memory, and the textured patches help develop sensory awareness.

Eden-WhatSweet Littlebug Says:

“These are great books and the main thing I love about them are the different textures. Right now I really like to put everything in my mouth and occasionally when my mom isn’t looking I will lick the pages to feel the different textures. Yes, I know you think it’s gross, but oh well, what can I say? I’m not even a year old yet. But I love these books and if I can, I even steal the ones from my big brother’s collection.”

HandsMom’s Two Cents:

“Worth every penny. The great thing about these is that a lot of the time you can find them at a 4 for the price of 3 deal (usually on Amazon).  Not only is the price great, but they are truly great books. The Turkeybird first started out with That’s Not My Truck and has continued on until we have almost twelve of these titles. Now that The Turkeybird is almost three I feel he’s getting to the point where he has about grown out of them, although the publisher recommends they are good until age eight. I have no doubt in my mind that they will entertain for years to come, but as for educational purposes I don’t see it carrying on much past the third or fourth birthday depending on the child. Each of these books helps develop word association and the ability to differentiate between varied textures. Littlebug has been reading them now for about four months and I know will continue on for just as long as her older brother. Great books for young beginning readers!”

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5 Responses to Sweet As A Bug – “That’s Not My Dolly”

  1. Gina says:

    I must agree…these make wonderful additions to a child’s library. We have many customers come in to our local book store and purchase these titles all the time, with similiar thoughts about their potential application. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Petty Witter says:

    Thanks for that review. I think its wonderful that such books are available for such small children even if they do end up in the mouth most of the time.

  3. Gina – It’s nice to know that these are an option at our local libraries, I hadn’t even thought about checking there because we already have so many. But for those who don’t want to purchase it makes so much sense to look at you local library for these great titles.
    Petty Witter – Your welcome! Honestly, I think before age one, most anything ends up in their mouth unfortunately, and my kiddos are no exception.

  4. Abbie says:

    Oh my gosh, I love these books so much!! We used to have four (That’s not my: puppy, kitten, lion, lamb/sheep) but somehow we now only have the kitten version. I need to go buy some more. Your website is so awesome D!

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