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That's Not My Snowman

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This delightful series of board books is aimed at very young children. The bright pictures, with their patches of different textures, are designed to develop sensory and language awareness. Babies and toddlers will love turning the pages and touching the feely patches.
Board Book, 10 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Usborne Books
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Siobhan
Sep 28, 2015 Siobhan rated it liked it
A wonderful read from my childhood, one I’d certainly suggest for other youngsters. Whilst it is not my all-time favourite childhood read I can still recall all the details of this one meaning it certainly left a lasting impression upon my young mind.

And isn’t that what we want with children’s books, for them to leave a positive lasting impression?
Lynn Plourde
Dec 12, 2015 Lynn Plourde rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: board-book
Love the concept, but not the execution. The reader is told "This is not my snowman," and then is given the reason--His scarf is too fluffy. And another snowman's buttons are too bumpy. The reader can touch each target part of the snowman to feel the concept word. Great idea and nice simple repetitive language. The problem is the FEEL of the snowman parts do not always match the descriptive word given. The wiggle-armed snowman has arms made out of corrugated cardboard material that feels bumpy, ...more
Stacy
Dec 02, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it
It may be aimed at the very young but my 2 yr old liked it. Perfect with a sensory activity.
Kathryn (Nine Pages)
Originally published on my blog, Nine Pages .

There’s not much exciting about this winter edition of a series of touch-and-feel primers that spans all manner of creature, machine, and… sculpture. I do puzzle what sort of squishy nose one could give a snowman. I prefer to have logical connections between the illustrations and text. The inclusion of the ever-present mouse in this series adds a nice element of continuity to the story and the series.
Meg McGregor
Jan 28, 2015 Meg McGregor rated it it was amazing
Shelves: holiday-reads
Little ones will just love this Touchy-Feely book featuring Snowmen of every size and shape.

They will be eager to touch the snowman's soft hat...

red fluffy scarf...

green fuzzy mittens...

bumpy black buttons...

wooden wiggly arms...

and bright squashy nose!
Jennifer Fischer
Dec 06, 2014 Jennifer Fischer rated it really liked it
My toddler and preschooler both loved this touchy feely book. This type of book is fun to read and it helps the children learn descriptive language while being active in the reading process. The Usborne That's Not My... series is definitely a favorite in my house.
Amber
Jul 11, 2016 Amber rated it it was ok
The construction of the book is very poor quality and the story is repetitive even for a children's book. Fortunately, I won this in a contest and did not spend any money on it. I won't be buying any Usborne books in the future.
Bridgette Elston
May 06, 2016 Bridgette Elston rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-my-kids
My one year old gets a kick out of these because she can touch different parts on each page. I'm not a huge fan of the made up words like squashy but at this point she learning the concept of reading and not the actual words.
Sheila
Dec 31, 2015 Sheila rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: 1-3 year olds
A touch and feel book for babies. As the babies touch the fabrics and materials they are told why that snowman is not mine. They can feel what is wrong with snowman. Cute!
Aik Kielch
Maybe I am kind of strange but I would rather this book be that is my snowman. More positive!
Kim
Dec 09, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These books are wonderful. My son loves the textures and the colorful pictures.
Andrea
Dec 28, 2007 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: babies
This book has great sensory words and is great for babies. Also, the touchy-feely pages help interest children in books. Look for the mouse on each page. Check out my page to purchase this book: www.ubah.com/s2995
Jamie
Jan 08, 2013 Jamie rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Early readers
Shelves: child
One of our son's bedtime favorite. Read almost nightly multiple times that we have it memorized, he asks for it by name and quotes his favorite parts.
Holli
Jan 22, 2009 Holli rated it really liked it
Ella loved this book
Kathy (Kindle-aholic)
Dec 29, 2012 Kathy (Kindle-aholic) rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
baby loves this.
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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 ...more
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