That's Not My Elephant by Fiona Watt

That's Not My Elephant

Written by Fiona Watt
Illustrated by Rachel Wells
Part of the That's Not My... Series

Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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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 tusks? They are just right.


That's Not My Elephant by Fiona Watt

This is a lovely new edition of this popular title in the groundbreaking That's Not My... series. It combines bright, colourful illustrations with a variety of different textures to touch and feel, such as soft ears, bumpy feet and a tufty tail. It helps very young children develop important language and sensory skills. The series was awarded 'Best Buy' by the readers of Prima Baby magazine. It is an award-winning series shortlisted for the British Book Industry Stora Enso Award for Design and Production.


'Helps very young children develop language and sensory skills' - Sheffield City Council; 'The brilliantly simple concept is a winner with very young children, trusted by parents and still one of the best baby series on the market' - The Bookseller; 'A fantastic range of indestructible chunky board books designed to appeal to inquisitive little fingers' - Mel Harris of Waterstone's; 'A classic series and definitely one of our favourites' - Tesco Books Blog; 'A valuable and enjoyable learning tool' - Junior Parenting Magazine; 'Absolutely lovely series of touchy-feely books. Great illustrations and nice textures' - Warwick Books Newsletter; 'Wonderful book, can't recommend it more. Very impressed, excellent value for money and especially great for children with special needs' - Bizziebaby'

About the Author

Fiona Watt

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). She 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 lists her proudest achievement as being shortlisted for the Children's book of the year in the Galaxy awards in 2008.

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Book Info


Board book
10 pages
Interest Age: 6 months +


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Usborne Publishing Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2011




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