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Xavier Deneux - Author

About the Author

Xavier Deneux is a French illustrator who has published many fine books for young children in his native France. My Animals, published by Bloomsbury in January 2009, is his first baby board book to be published in the UK. My Circus is his second.

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Baby Basics: Backyard Animals

Baby Basics: Backyard Animals

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 06/08/2019

High-contrast and embossed images of familiar backyard animals stimulate children's senses in this charming board book that's sure to engage the youngest readers from the first page to the last. With the help of simple word labels, little ones will learn to identify creatures like birds, squirrels, and snails. Baby BasicsTM books were created to encourage visual exploration, support hand-eye coordination, and help develop strong cognitive skills.

Baby Basics: Farm Animals

Baby Basics: Farm Animals

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2019

Which animal is it? Xavier Deneux's bold illustrations of familiar farm animals make for a clever visual guessing game for the youngest readers with the use of sliding tabs, which can reveal colors in the animal . . . or even reveal what the animals are! Baby Basics (TM) books encourage tactile exploration, support hand-eye coordination, and help develop strong cognitive skills. That mission complements the findings of experts that interactive books featuring high-contrast visuals stimulate baby's brain development, as well as keep them engaged and entertained.

TouchThinkLearn: 123

TouchThinkLearn: 123

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 08/05/2018

High design, brilliant graphics, essential learning skills-these features distinguish the TouchThinkLearn titles, presenting knowledge in a new dimension. Xavier Deneux applies the same unique vision that informed TouchThink-Learn: ABC to this year's most innovative counting book. Die-cut numerals and shapes stimulate understanding of essential concepts, inviting youngest readers to engage in a meaningful and tangible hands-on experience of numbers by tracing figures and shapes to coordinate concepts and images.

TouchThinkLearn: Wild Animals

TouchThinkLearn: Wild Animals

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2017

With its signature format of spreads with raised shaped objects that fit into scooped cutouts on their opposite page, this new TouchThinkLearn book offers youngest learners an opportunity to explore in a hands-on, multi-sensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: These modes of perception combine to stimulate comprehension of essential concepts. Discover a monkey and its jungle home by tracing the raised outline on one side, and the concave shape on the other! Related words on each spread offer parents and children a springboard for further conversation to encourage the language skills crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.

TouchThinkLearn: Little Critters

TouchThinkLearn: Little Critters

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/10/2017

With its signature format of spreads with raised shaped objects that fit into scooped cutouts on their opposite page, this new TouchThinkLearn book offers youngest learners an opportunity to explore in a hands-on, multi-sensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: These modes of perception combine to stimulate comprehension of essential concepts. Discover a bee and its hive by tracing the raised outline on one side, and the concave shape on the other! Related words on each spread offer parents and children a springboard for further conversation to encourage the language skills crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.

Dress Up Jojo

Dress Up Jojo

Author: Xavier Deneux, Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/08/2017

Jojo loves to play dress-up! What will he be today? Will he be a snowman, a knight in shining armor . . . or maybe even a deep-sea diver? With sturdy movable parts on every page, young readers will have fun joining Jojo on his dress-up adventures. It's the perfect read-and-play book for Halloween . . . and any time of the year!

Touch! My Big Touch-and-Feel Word Book

Touch! My Big Touch-and-Feel Word Book

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2017

Child development specialists have shown that children learn best when they acquire knowledge through multiple senses. Not only sight and sound, but touch as well, are critical elements in their development. Children love learning to name objects and they are in for a multisensory treat with this big book containing 150 words and 30 touch-and-feel elements. Featuring many things familiar in a young child's world-a soft blanket, the smooth skin of a dolphin, a rough-textured sack-this generously oversized volume helps young readers build vocabulary and develop picture and word associations. The perfect baby shower gift!

TouchThinkLearn: Fly!

TouchThinkLearn: Fly!

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 19/01/2017

A bird arrives, alights on a tree, finds a mate and builds a nest. Soon its eggs will hatch and one brave hatchling will embark on its first flight. A deceptively simple and joyful celebration of the natural cycle of life, this book adds the bonus of removable-and movable-characters and scenery to the bestselling TouchThinkLearn format, featuring the hallmark production technique of glued-on pieces dovetailing with die-cut openings. In this first narrative title in the series, the movable pieces invite and involve the reader in a meaningful and multisensory participation in the story.

Baby Basics: My Dreams

Baby Basics: My Dreams

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 31/08/2016

This irresistible book invites babies to follow one little boy's whimsical dream as he flies through the air on a magic carpet, climbs up the spine of a dinosaur, and even rides on the back of a whale! BabyBasics books encourage tactile exploration, support hand-eye coordination, and help to develop a healthy sense of awareness. With glow-in-the-dark elements to accompany the enchanting illustrations, this beautiful book makes a wonderful gift for newborns.

TouchThinkLearn: ABC

TouchThinkLearn: ABC

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/07/2016

TouchThinkLearn - A Xavier Deneux ABC board book for babies and toddlers ABC book for toddlers: Using the same graphic simplicity, tactile innovative production technique, and brilliant aesthetic cheered by parents, educators, and children alike in the acclaimed TouchThinkLearn series, here is an ABC book that literally adds a new dimension to learning for your young lover of todder board books. Sensory Books for babies: Raised die-cut pieces nestled in mirroring indented cut-outs engage readers on both visual and tactile levels. An impressive gift, this exquisitely designed board book is a fabulously fun and educationally essential abc board book. If you and your child are fans of ABC Pop-up, Baby Touch and Feel, Where is Baby's Belly Button, Goodnight Moon, or Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, you'll love TouchThinkLearn: ABC. This book is perfect for children learning sensory details of the world and is ideal for the following reading categories: Preschool Read Aloud Books Baby's First Book Early Reading Books for Toddlers Fun Interactive Books for Kids

My First Touch and Feel Seasons

My First Touch and Feel Seasons

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 05/04/2016

This new addition to the My First Touch-and-Feel series takes baby from winter snow to summer sunshine! Little hands will love feeling a quilted jacket for fall, a fuzzy-fleecy coat for winter, a slippery yellow slicker for a rainy spring, and a soft striped t-shirt for a summer day at the beach.Young learners will enjoy discovering connections between words and objects through the simple act of touching. With just the right amount of text and plenty of bright, charming illustrations throughout - plus a final spread featuring a fun matching game to test kids - seasonal smarts - this book offers endless engaging lessons, all at the tip of a tiny finger!

My Animals

My Animals

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2016

Experts and parents know that hands-on books featuring high-contrast design are best for engaging babies' attention. Little ones won't be able to resist running their hands across the intriguing surface and black-and-white cover of My Animals. Inside the book, peek-a-boo holes allow toddlers to grab and turn each page themselves. And when they do, they'll get a new peek-a-boo surprise! With words to name each animal and small splashes of colours throughout, this clever mix of style and smarts is perfect for any baby - or baby shower!

Farm (Touch and Explore)

Farm (Touch and Explore)

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2016

Fuzz, fur, and feathers--there's so much to discover on the Touch and Explore farm!Introducing Touch And Explore (TM), Twirl's multisensory series for children who want to do more than just listen! Already bestsellers in their original French editions, these well-crafted interactive titles encourage hands-on engagement, learning, and knowledge retention. Packed with things to touch and farmland facts, this Touch And Explore (TM), offers a barn-full of farm time fun! Visual learners and pre-readers can get to know which animal is soft, curly, smooth, wooly or silky. They can lift and turn flaps to open the door of a hutch for rabbits, a coop for a hen nestled atop her straw nest. They'll discover who says bah! , oink! or cluck-cluck! With over a dozen animals, this farmland feast for eyes, ears, and hands lets kids fully engage with every page.

My Soft-and-Cuddly Animals

My Soft-and-Cuddly Animals

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 31/08/2015

The BabyBasics (TM); range encourages baby's first exploration of tactile and visual senses with books carefully keyed to the developmental stages of early childhood. BabyBasics (TM); books adapt to baby's changes in visual development, encourage tactile exploration, support hand-eye coordination, and develop a healthy sense of self-awareness. A bold new board book with classic, high-quality touch-and-feel elements in a black-and-white colour scheme, proven by research to be the most effective in capturing baby's attention. Carefully designed with a variety of different textures--from a kitten's smooth coat to a wolf's shaggy fur, there's lots of multi-sensory fun and exploration in this The BabyBasics (TM) title that will give little ones the perfect introduction to the joy of books!

Farm Animals (Slide-and-Play)

Farm Animals (Slide-and-Play)

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2015

Eight slide-&-play pages feature puzzle pieces that never fall out and are safe for children of all ages. Toddlers will delight in discovering different animals and creating endless new designs. Take a trip to the farm with this slide-&-play book for toddlers!

Jojo's House

Jojo's House

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2015

Jojo is back and excited to explore his world with Fuzzy Rabbit. Venturing from room to room and out to the garden, Jojo is always cheerful even when his toast lands on the floor and especially when he reads his special book with Fuzzy Rabbit. These 6 mini board books make it simple for children to follow along with a small Jojo on his adventures and the innovative box easily becomes an interactive toy house with small Jojo to play with!

Safari Animals (Slide-and-Play)

Safari Animals (Slide-and-Play)

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/04/2015

Eight slide-&-play pages feature puzzle pieces that never fall out and are safe for children of all ages.Toddlers will delight in discovering different animals and creating endless new designs. Go on safari with this slide-&-play book for toddlers!

My First Touch and Feel Words Book

My First Touch and Feel Words Book

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2014

What a wonderful way for the youngest learners to explore their world in a hands-on, multisensory way! A charming board book that incorporates classic, high-quality touch-and-feel elements in a baby-friendly word book format. Whether it's touching the soft, fuzzy fur of a little puppy or feeling the rough texture of a chick's newly hatched shell, each image will immediately capture the attention of the very youngest child, stimulating inquisitiveness and an understanding of essential concepts.

Jojo's First Word Book

Jojo's First Word Book

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/03/2014

Meet Jojo, the irresistible young bunny who's every toddler's best friend and the star of this friendly and reassuring first word book! Together with his sister Lulu, Jojo explores scenes of daily life familiar to every child, from mealtime to playtime to bedtime. Cheerful tabs help guide little hands and minds as Jojo shares such first experiences as crossing the street with a parent, learning to ride a bike, and visiting a beach. With almost 200 objects to spot and name and a unique,extra-sturdy format with a carrying handle, Jojo's First Word Book is just right for little ones acquiring early language skills.

Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2013

Introducing TouchThinkLearn books, the new format which redefines the very young concept book market. They're an ingeniously simple and tactile way of communicating core concepts, allowing the youngest readers to actively explore knowledge in a hands-on, multi-dimensional way. Just seeing the cover, with its powerful combination of die-cuts and raised, shaped elements, readers will know they're in for a very special treat: a book to be experienced on many levels, and conveying 3D visual excitement without the fragility associated with such novelty formats as pop-ups or lift-the-flaps. And best of all, these titles celebrate the very physicality of the book and the experience of actually holding the book and tracing its shapes with a finger. Colours offers a dazzling showcase of the TouchThinkLearn format: simple raised die-cut shapes on a left-hand page mirrored in the scooped-out forms of the right: the clean beauty of a green leaf's surface paired with the hungry caterpillar that munches on its inside edge; the polished outside of a ripe-red apple matched with the creamy colour of the apple's inside punctuated by two tiny black seeds. Simultaneously bold and exquisite, Colours brings a new dimension to earliest learning.

Touchthinklearn: Colors

Touchthinklearn: Colors

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2013

Introducing TouchThinkLearn books, a format unlike any other. Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, each book is designed to offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Experience green both in the beauty of a raised leaf's surface as well as in the caterpillar that munches on the leaf's edge. Celebrate a moon rising into the night, while simultaneously a sun sets deep into the mirroring page. Translating abstract thought into tangible knowledge, groundbreaking TouchThinkLearn books give early learning new dimension.

TouchThinkLearn: Farm

TouchThinkLearn: Farm

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2003

Featuring spreads each with raised shaped objects that fit into scooped cutouts on their opposite page, these two new TouchThinkLearn books offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Discover-and experience-a pig by tracing its raised outline on one side and the concave form of the mud puddle it wallows in on the other. Clusters of related words on each spread offer parents and children a springboard for further conversations to encourage the language skills so crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.

TouchThinkLearn: Homes

TouchThinkLearn: Homes

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2003

Featuring spreads with raised, shaped objects that fit into scooped cutouts on their opposite page, this new TouchThinkLearn books offer the youngest learners an opportunity to explore in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name-these modes of perception combine to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Discover a polar bear by tracing its raised outline on one side, and the concave shape of its cozy den on the other! Related words on each spread offer a springboard for further conversation to encourage the language skills crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.

TouchThinkLearn: Baby Animals

TouchThinkLearn: Baby Animals

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2003

Featuring spreads with raised, shaped objects that fit into scooped cut-outs on their opposite page, these new TouchThinkLearn books offer the youngest learners an opportunity to explore in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name-these modes of perception combine to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Discover a polar bear by tracing its raised outline on one side, and the concave shape of its cozy den on the other! Related words on each spread offer a springboard for further conversation to encourage the language skills crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.

TouchThinkLearn: Vehicles

TouchThinkLearn: Vehicles

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2003

Featuring spreads each with raised shaped objects that fit into scooped cutouts on their opposite page, these two new TouchThinkLearn books offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Discover-and experience-a pig by tracing its raised outline on one side and the concave form of the mud puddle it wallows in on the other. Clusters of related words on each spread offer parents and children a springboard for further conversations to encourage the language skills so crucial to later successful learning. In a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.

Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2003

Introducing TouchThinkLearn books, a format unlike any other. Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, each book is designed to offer the youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. Seeing the image, tracing its shape, saying its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Experience green both in the beauty of a raised leaf's surface as well asin the caterpillar that munches on the leaf's edge. Celebrate a moon rising into the night, while simultaneously a sun sets deep into the mirroring page. Translating abstract thought into tangible knowledge, groundbreaking TouchThinkLearn books give early learning new dimension.

Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2003

Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, two new TouchThinkLearn books offer youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. See the image, trace its shape, say its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Contemplate a circle by touching the raised surface of an owl hooting at night on one side, and the form of a moon rising on the other. Featuring a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.

Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Touchthinklearn: Shapes

Author: Xavier Deneux Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2003

Combining scooped-out die-cuts with raised, shaped elements, two new TouchThinkLearn books offer youngest learners an irresistible opportunity to explore their universe in a hands-on, multisensory way. See the image, trace its shape, say its name: these modes of perception combine in a dynamic way to stimulate understanding of essential concepts. Experience the number 2 both by counting a pair of raised car wheels on one side, and feeling its shape on the other. Featuring a format unlike any other, these groundbreaking books translate abstract thought into tangible knowledge.

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