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That's Not My Monkey (Usborne Touchy-Feely Books) Board book – June, 2008

4.6 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

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"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 valuable and enjoyable learning tool." - Junior Parenting Magazine; "This range of books is perfect to share with wriggly toddlers. They're bright, bold, interactive and not too long. The latest addition features lots of foxes for little fingers to touch and sure to be another best-seller." - The Sun; "A fantastic range of indestructible chunky board books designed to appeal to inquisitive little fingers" - Mel Harris of Waterstone's --This text refers to an alternate Board book edition.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Series: Usborne Touchy-Feely Books
  • Board book: 10 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Pub Ltd (June 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0794521789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0794521783
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #97,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a mom with a growing "That's not my..." collection it's good to know what the touchy-feely parts are. The monkey book has: soft ears, velvety tail, smooth feet, hairy eyebrows, fuzzy tongue and fluffy tummy. There's a nice variety of illustrations and it's another great book in the series.
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By E on July 13, 2009
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Engaging and sturdy, compared to other touch-and-feel board books my toddler has destroyed. There are no little pieces to pull off, the touchy-parts are embedded in the pages.
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My son LOVES this line of books; but this one fell short for him!
"That's Not My Monster" is his absolute favorite, and he likes "That's Not My Dragon" the 2nd. I bought That's Not My Pony, That's Not My Monkey and That's Not My Lion recently. He enjoys the monkey one, but the other 2 he doesn't care much for. I couldn't say why, I think textures are really the same book to book, so it must be the pictures. I highly recommend these books though.
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I purchased this book as a gift after someone had given my daughter the "That's Not My Dragon" version. It was absolutely one of her favorite books as a baby and as a toddler she loves to read it over and over. Every page has a touch and feel piece to it. It's neat to watch your child progress and understand where the touch & feel piece is on the page and gravitate to them on their own. There's also a cute little mouse tucked away on each page and although she doesn't get it yet, as she gets older I think this will bring a new element of "where's the mouse" in addition to the touch and feel part. These books are great-kids love them and they make nice gifts.
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Fiona Watt, the author of such popular books such as "That's Not My Dinosaur", "That's Not My Teddy", and the critically acclaimed "That's Not My Train", has now written "That's Not My Monkey", published by Usborne Publishing Limited.

"That's Not My Monkey" is far and away her most ambitious and sparkling book, bringing Ms. Watt's love of monkeys and things that could possibly be mistaken for monkeys to material that could not have more everyday relevance. She explores the theme with unalloyed merriment, and she is fearless about the embarrassment that usually accompanies it.

"That's Not My Monkey" is structured as a vastly entertaining pilgrimage down the monkey jungle, with Ms. Watt as the wittiest, most valuable tour guide imaginable. She digresses only a little, mostly to make gut-busting asides about the British Westminister parliamentary system. Otherwise, we are treated to various well-developed characters who are not our monkey for their tails are too velvety, feet too smooth, eyebrows too hairy, tongue too fuzzy, or ears so soft.

"That's Not My Monkey" rapidly unravels into a maelstrom of tension and paranoia, as Ms. Watt draws a disturbing picture of how easy it is for even the most careful to mistake their monkey.

It's hard to know whether to be enraged or delighted by the unexpected denouement with which Ms. Watt wraps up her story, but if the mark of a good thriller is the compulsion to reread it immediately on finishing, to see if the clues can be spotted second time round, then "That's Not My Monkey" has it, in spades.
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We have several of these books, my baby girls loves to touch and feel each sections. These are great first books to read to your baby. The monkey one is cute and one of our favorite ones.
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Hi,

This is a great starter picture book. It can be expanded with your imagination! It is also a book containing different textures. As such, certain items have different textures like the monkeys ears are made of felt.

I suggest you read "The Read Out Loud Handbook";

http://www.amazon.com/Read-Aloud-Handbook-Sixth-Jim-Trelease/dp/0143037390/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1330156377&sr=1-1

Take care,
Rob G
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By Adrian W. on February 15, 2013
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I hope to collect all (or mostly all) of these books.
They are wonderful. Very cute drawings, short and sweet.
My son received Monkey and Elephant for Christmas when he was 10 months old.
He is a year old now and is still enjoying them.
I ordered Monkey and Princess one for baby shower gifts.
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