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That's Not My Tractor...

(Usborne touchy-feely books)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  324 ratings  ·  34 reviews
-- This adorable 'touch-and-feel' book has bright illustrations and patches of different textures.-- Babies and toddlers will delight in turning the pages and touching the 'feely' parts of the tractor.-- Helps develop sensory and language awareness.
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Published January 29th 2008 by E.D.C. Publishing (first published 2001)
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Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: baby-books
Is this your tractor?

No! That's not my tractor! Look, you can see, right here, the funnel is much too smooth. A guy like me, I'd never have a smooth funnel like that.

adjusts light so it's shining directly in face
Is this your tractor?

No! I swear it isn't! Look! The seat is too scratchy! My bottom is far too sensitive for this scratchy seat!

slamming hands on table


The - the wheels! Oh God, the wheels! squashy!

Think you're a tough guy, huh? We'll see whose tra
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
cute-- great for toddlers with pictures to touch... great for connecting the sensory with the word
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Boys tend to take to vehicles, and my son is no exception. I am loving how going through the pages of this book helps him to get used to the sounds related to the parts of a vehicle. Engine, trailer, funnel, wheels, seat, headlamps - all these words will serve him well when he learns about materials and forces acting on vehicles in elementary school!
We love these little touchy-feely books! Alex is finally figuring out what the texture part of the book is for, so that’s fun to watch. Read this one several times, counting the apples and birds and mice.

(Also, as a farm girl who grew up around John Deere tractors, it pleases me that the final tractor - the one that actually IS your tractor - is a green one 😊)
Kayla Edwards
My child loves all of the That's Not My... books! He adores the touch and feel and is thrilled that he is able to turn the thicker board pages!
Mama Bibliosoph
Pairing sensory play with books is an ideal way to develop an interest in books for all kids, not just autistic children, which is why there are so many sensory toddler board books. But I like the quality of the 'That's Not My...' series better than most.

First, there's a focus on sensory language. Starting with the cover, each turn of the page reveals a new texture and a word describing it. For That's Not My Truck! we discover 'bumpy,' 'shiny,' 'rough,' 'lumpy,' and 'ridgy'; and for That's Not M
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: board-books
Books about tractors need no bells and whistles to attract little ones, but this one has them in spades.

The little white mouse is looking for his/her/its tractor. So this is a sort of look-and-find.
The little mouse describes what its tractor does not have using the adverb "too" combined with adjectives such as "rough", "smooth", "squashy", "scratchy" and "shiny". So this story is phonemically stimulating (Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds-phone
Jillian Cryder
This is a super beginner book, but it is still a very good book to start with and continue to use while learning to read. I like that the book is a touch and feel book as well because it is super important for babies and young kids to feel and use all their senses. The other thing I really like about this book is that it has repeating phrases which makes it easier to learn to read and master the book. The illustrations in the book are very brightly colored which is really good for children's boo ...more
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Touch and feel book that features tractors. The reader is trying to find their tractor. They need to look at several others before finding their own tractor.

2017 storytime theme: baby storytime - farm

Reviewed from a library copy.
Miss Sarah
A simple board book about finding the right tractor with touch and feel. This series is always a hit. baby and up
Scout Collins
It was okay. Could have been longer.

Read 30/12/18
Reyn Van
Not one of the favourites (7 months old) not too interested in touching the textures - maybe in a few months. Happy to page through it every now and again and see the bold colourful pictures.
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For some reason this is my younger daughter's favorite bedtime book at the moment... :)
Oct 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Noah enjoyed the big bold colours and the textures pages.
Lex Redding
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the series, though this wasn't a fave.
Dec 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun board book
That’s Not My Tractor is a touch-and-feel board book that goes through a series of different tractors with different touch-and-feel attributes (with the exception of the last tractor). A white mouse appears on each page saying “That’s not my tractor” and then giving the reason why it’s not, such as “Its trailer is too rough” or “Its seat is too scratchy.” Sometimes touch-and-feel materials in board books can be pretty chincy and not offer much in terms of sensory experiences for little ones. Thi ...more
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Here is a wonderful children's board book for both boys and girls, ages one to four. Starting off with an attractive cover and a shiny engine, the author encourages children to touch. Over the next ten pages a mouse looks at different tractors, each with a part that you are inspired to touch.

The pictures are in bold primary colors with other little creatures that the adult can point out to the child. This is one of many in a serieS of 'That's Not My.....' board books. Both stimulating yet simpl
Dec 28, 2007 rated it really liked it
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: ...more
Kristine Hansen
Oooh...lots of rough and bumpy textures! And for once a board book where you can feel things that don't involve animals. This would have appealed to my boys so much when they were younger. Definitely recommended. This series is wonderful! And holds up really well - very very durable books.
Suzanne Kunz Williams
We love the "That's not my ______" series by Fiona Watt. They are all based around different items that children are interested in. We love how the pages have different textures. The children have a fun time finding the mouse of each page as well.
Oct 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents to read to babies/toddlers
John really enjoys feeling the different parts of the tractor.
Short little board book with different textures imbedded in the pages for babies to touch and feel.
Jennifer Lytle
Baby bored book sturdy enough for the most destructive toddler. This book is a touchy-feely story about a quest to find the readers tractor
I read this one a few times with mommy in the RMH family room. I loved repeating the adjectives (i.e., squishy, bumpy) and feeling the different textures on the page.
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kids, board-book, own
My little one enjoys this interactive board book. It is repetitive and simple but the textures are great and it is fun to look at what all the tractors do. Weird that the book starts on the cover.
Walter Walker
May 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-books
Nice little board book full of different textures for a child to develop a fondness for books. Excellent for phonological awareness and print motivation.
Apr 19, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A simple book for little ones. Places for fingers to explore without ruining the book.
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good board book for a one year old!
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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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