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Fiona Watt - Author

Fiona Watt graduated from Exeter University with a B.Ed. (Hons.), specialising in Psychology and Art and Design. After university she worked as a researcher and writer for a company which published educational material for places where children went on school visits (zoos, museums, stately homes etc). Fiona then taught seven, eight and nine year olds for five years; three years at a state school in Sevenoaks in Kent, and two years at The British School in the Netherlands in The Hague.

Fiona joined Usborne Publishing as an assistant editor in 1989, and over the years has been promoted to editor, senior editor, and then managing editor. In 2003, she became an editorial director at Usborne, largely responsible for writing baby and novelty books, and art and activity titles.

Fiona has written over 100 titles for Usborne Publishing including the phenomenally successful 'That's not my...' touchy-feely series. Other titles include large touchy-feely books on topics ranging from princesses to farms; cloth books with touchy-feely patches and flaps; a wide range of step-by-step art and activity books, including 'How to knit'; music books with CDs for babies and toddlers; 'Dolly Dressing' sticker books; Hide-and-Seek lift-the-flap books; bath books; cookery books and snap cards!

She also edits books written by her team of in-house writer/editors, which include step-by-step activity books and a series of young non-fiction, aimed at beginner readers.

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Baby's Very First Noisy Book Jungle
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
With bright colourful pictures of jungle animals from cheeky monkeys to playful tiger cubs and some very splendid parrots this will really catch baby's eye and there's lots to look at and talk about. There's lots and lots of fun...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/04/2017
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Fingerprint Activities: Garden
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Candice Whatmore
Bright and enticing, this activity book and the rainbow coloured ink pad will provide lots of fingerprint fun for all your little, budding artists. Children will delight in adding their own fingerprint art throughout the pages following the simple instructions. ...
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Format: Spiral bound | Released 01/04/2017
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Holiday Doodles
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Various Illustrators
Bright, fun holiday inspired drawing fun for those who love to doodle. Nice and small in size it's the perfect travel accompaniment to keep boredom at bay this summer. Yet there are over 100 pages of holiday themed space to...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2016
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Baby's Very First Play Book Animal Words
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
There's a great deal to spot and name in this bright, attractive book. Woodland creatures, minibeasts, underwater creatures, farm and jungle animals are all featured in vibrant illustrations and clearly labelled with their names and the noises they make too....
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Format: Board book | Released 01/01/2016
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Baby's Very First Slide and See Under the Sea
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
An engaging, interactive board book, specially designed for very young children, full of vivid colours, stylish illustrations and friendly sea creatures. Simple slider mechanisms allow the pictures to be transformed, as a group of playful seals swim around, a hermit...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2015
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Baby's Very First Slide and See Animals
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
April 2015 Book of the Month This chunky, colourful little board book is just the thing to develop early faculties including hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills. Cheerful animals are depicted in bright colours on each page, and sturdy sliders...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/04/2015
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Baby's Very First Cloth Book
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
March 15 Book of the Month Cloth books are the perfect thing to tuck into baby's buggy or cot, a lovely way to introduce the very, very young to books, and perfect for sharing. Bright colours and silky soft pages...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/03/2015
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Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Musical Play Book
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
Babies will love looking at the bright, high-contrast pictures, feeling the textures and listening to the musical sounds as they explore this vibrant board book.
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Format: Board book | Released 01/10/2014
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Christmas Art Ideas
Fiona Watt
A delightful way of keeping excited children busy in the run-up to Christmas. There are a wealth of ideas for gifts and decorations, all accompanied by simple step-by-step instructions.
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2014
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Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Fingertrail Play Book
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
Babies will be mesmerised by the bright pictures and tactile trails as in this vibrant board book. Each page is specially designed to be visually stimulating with bright, eye-catching illustrations and lots to look at. ***Note that the...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/07/2014
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Little Children's Bedtime Music Book
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Elisa Squillace
A wonderful introduction to different musical instruments, and how they sound on their own and together.
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/12/2013
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Big Book of Christmas Decorations to Cut, Fold & Stick
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Caroline Johansson
Usbourne have put together a beautiful collection of 200 decorative tear-out sheets for creating irresistible handmade Christmas decorations. Follow the clear step by step instructions to create bright and festive paperchains, snowflakes, angels, woven hearts and folded stars. This is...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2013
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Santa's Workshop Sticker Book
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
Lovely Christmassy pages are made much more fun by the addition of pages of stickers which young children can easily peel off and stick onto the pictures to personalise topics such as Letters to Santa, Wrapping presents, Making Toys, Elf...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2013
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Baby's Very First Touchy-feely Lift-the-flap Playbook
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
As babies begin to interact with the world, they will love to reach out and play with the holes, tactile patches and flaps in this vibrantly colourful book. This first book will help babies learn about turning the pages, looking...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/04/2013
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Baby's Very First Touchy-feely Animals Play Book
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
Lots of touchy feely and visually stimulating things for toddlers to enjoy in this delightful board book. Every page is animal themed. A wonderful sensory experience.
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Format: Board book | Released 01/10/2012
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Lots of Things to Find and Colour: At Christmas
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Stella Baggott
3+. This book is bustling with busy Christmas-themed pictures with lots of hidden things to spot and colour in, such as skating penguins, dancing elves, presents, snowflakes, decorations and Santa. Suitable for children, this book contains picture puzzles that include...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2011
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That's Not My Elephant
Fiona Watt - illustrated by Rachel Wells
Little fingers will love touching this book and laughing at all the things that show it is not an elephant! Ears that are too rough, a tail that is too tufty, toenails that are too bumpy. But what about the...
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Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2011
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Big Book of Things to Draw
Fiona Watt
Thus inspiring book is packed full of creative ideas for anyone who wants to draw. Simple step by step instructions - on technique, on materials and on method - on how to draw animals, buildings, people and cartoons as well...
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Format: Spiral bound | Released 30/07/2010
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Complete Book of Art Ideas
Fiona Watt
Filled with ideas for painting, drawing and collage, this title encourages children of all ages to explore and develop their artistic techniques. It helps children to explore the uses of a range of materials including chalk, paint and pencil, elastic...
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Format: Spiral bound | Released 30/06/2010
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That's Not My Baby - Boy
Fiona Watt
Irresistible to inquisitive fingers, the strokeable features within each book in the ‘That's not my...' series are designed to develop sensory and language awareness through the bright pictures, simple text and patches of different textures – in this one it's...
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Format: Board book | Released 25/09/2009
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That's Not My Baby - Girl
Fiona Watt
Irresistible to inquisitive fingers, the strokeable features within each book in the ‘That's not my...' series are designed to develop sensory and language awareness through the bright pictures, simple text and patches of different textures – in this one it's...
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Format: Board book | Released 25/09/2009
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Usborne Sing along Christmas Carols
Fiona Watt
This delightful tab board book that's perfect for even the smallest toddler contains a selection of well-loved traditional carols from I Saw Three Ships and Away in a Manger to We Three kings and the all time favourite of We...
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Format: Mixed media product | Released 25/09/2009
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Complete Book of Art Ideas
Fiona Watt
Filled with ideas for painting, drawing and collage, this title encourages children of all ages to explore and develop their artistic techniques. It helps children to explore the uses of a range of materials including chalk, paint and pencil, elastic...
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Format: Spiral bound | Released 25/09/2009
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That's Not My Puppy...
Fiona Watt
Irresistible to inquisitive fingers, the strokeable features within each book in the ‘That's not my...' series help an owner to know its pet. In That's Not My Puppy, the puppy's coat is too hairy, the tail is too fluffy, the...
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Format: Board Book | Released 29/05/2009
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Touchy-feely ABC
Fiona Watt
From a red shiny apple to a little toy zebra, the bright, stylised illustrations in this ABC will attract the attention of readers beginning to pick out the letters of the alphabet. Each letter is boldly printed on the page...
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Format: Board Book | Released 30/01/2009
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Animals (Usborne Cot Books)
Fiona Watt
A delightful concertina cloth book that also works as a frieze in a cot too. Colourful on one side for the slightly older baby whose ability to focus has developed and on the reverse the animals are in black and...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/07/2008
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Art Skills
Fiona Watt
An inspirational guide to over 120 ideas for painting, drawing, printing and creating collage - perfect for your budding artists. Different art techniques are clearly explained through project-based chapters including watercolour washes, paint splattering effects, simple print-making, sponge painting, oil...
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Format: Spiral bound | Released 25/07/2008
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That's not my frog
Fiona Watt
Shortlisted for Baby Book Award, Early Year Awards 2009 Irresistible to inquisitive fingers, the strokeable features within each book in the ‘That's not my...' series help an owner to know more about an animal. In That's Not My Frog,...
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Format: | Released 27/03/2008
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Farm Touchy-feely
Fiona Watt
‘Look and say' what you see on the farm. Delve into the illustrations which are brightly coloured photographs of attractively made models and then point and name ‘dog', ‘sheep', ‘tractor', ‘cow', ‘horse' and the rest. The farmyard comes alive in...
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Format: Board Book | Released 31/01/2008
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Baby's First Cot Book
Fiona Watt
Perfect for all babies, this is a first ‘book' which is as much a cot decoration as a traditional book. Across fourteen ‘pages' – 7 pages on each side of a padded cloth - beautiful bold and bright images show...
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Format: Rag Book | Released 30/11/2007
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That's Not My Pony
Fiona Watt
Irresistible to inquisitive fingers, the strokeable features within each book in the ‘That's not my...' series help an owner to know its pet. In That's not my Pony, the pony's mane is too fluffy, the saddle is too shiny, the...
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Format: Board Book | Released 26/01/2007
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Animals
Fiona Watt
A many layer approach to some of the most interesting wild animals. A short information text is matched by attractive illustrations which include some lovely details to touch and feel and four simple jigsaws to develop the concept of matching...
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Format: Hardback | Released 25/11/2005
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That's Not My Tractor
Fiona Watt
Irresistible to inquisitive fingers, the strokeable features within each book in the ‘That's not my...' series help its owner get to know their pet or favourite toy. In That's Not My Tractor, the tractor's trailer is too rough, the funnel...
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Format: Board Book | Released 27/04/2001
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