That's Not My Bear...
Author: Fiona Watt Illustrator: Rachel Wells
A different bear is introduced on each page of this colourful board book, but there is something not quite right about most of them: one's nose is too rough, another's paws are too soft, and yet another's tongue is too scratchy.
Babies will enjoy hearing the repetitive chant of 'That's not my bear', and will be delighted when, on the final page, the right bear is found. With bold, vibrant illustrations and a variety of interesting textures throughout, this touchy-feely board book is ideal for inquisitive babies and toddlers.
After gaining a degree in Education at Exeter University, Fiona worked as a writer and researcher for a publishing company who produced booklets for zoos and museums, and then as a teacher in Kent and the Netherlands.
She joined Usborne Publishing as an assistant editor in 1989, and is now editorial director. Fiona has gone on to produce over 150 titles for Usborne and frequently features in charts of best-selling authors. Her books include the award-winning That's Not My... series, The Beginner's Cookbook series, and many fantastic activity and cloth books.
What you thought...
Great touch and feel textures for babies to explore.
Ralph2017, 31 Mai 2017
A simply gorgeous (range of) book(s) for babies and toddles. Big, bold pictures for the younger and easy to read sentences for those just beginning (to read).
SAshkenazi, 6 Chwefror 2017
Brilliant! Love all these books.
Robyn&clare, 26 Rhagfyr 2016
we all loved this book it was good and Leo wanted me to read it over and over again and roxie loves the nose and pointing to ears and eyes on the animal
the smiths, 9 Mehefin 2016
My 16 month old was given these books and loves the different textures on the pages. His favorite one is thats not my monkey book.
Finley, 17 Awst 2015
My son loves this book! The repetition and bright colours not to mention the fab different textures are great for babies and older children alike! I want to collect them all!
Georgemom, 14 Ebrill 2015
My daughter loved this book and asked for it time and time again! She also loves all of the touchy feely bits on the pages
Lexi13, 31 Mawrth 2015
My son loves this book since he was 8 months old, he is now 2 and a half. He likes feeling the different textures and spotting the mouse!
VMoses, 12 Chwefror 2015
No.longer a baby Adam has passed on all his That's Not My...books onto his 18m old brother who LOVES them. Aside from the aesthetics of nice robust books, the hands on approach with repetitive text alloqs for Jonnt to know what's coming each time. He knows that each time ita not thw rifht one until the end when he cheers. My boys love the bear version.
babybearadam, 22 Ionawr 2015
Short enough for a quick read can be made longer by taking about all pictures , baby seemed to enjoy it one if the first we have read together .
Reu, 6 Ionawr 2015
I used to read these books to my son now 6 passed them down to my daughter who likes them too Alex loved to find the mouse we used to ask him where the mouse was very good books love them.
mopsy, 12 Mai 2014
my son Maximilian loves reading this story :) he is very intrigued by the colourful pictures and different textures attached to pages.
Mokaczek, 25 Ionawr 2014
We have a few of these books and my daughter loves them, she enjoys the different textures
EJP3007, 3 Ionawr 2014
read this at a baby sensory class, Jessica loves the 'that's not my' books, we have read several with her. Would highly recommend them.
richwest, 20 Hydref 2013
My son has actually never liked the pictures or the touchy-feely bits. Though he seemed to enjoy the text more when younger, at 10 months this is not one of his choices at all. Okay while it lasts, but a possibly limited shelf-life.
Naida, 20 Medi 2013
Florence is 18 weeks and loves looking at the vibrant colors and we move her hands over the different textures!
chloe93, 16 Ionawr 2013
a great repetitive book. My son has the full set of 'thats not my' books and trys to read them as he knows the repetativeness of them and how things feel. Brilliant book for early readers
kimbobaloobob, 15 Rhagfyr 2012
My son loves these books & is fascinated with the different texture
lrb79, 6 Tachwedd 2012
My twin girls have lots of books in this series and love them all. They've now started picking them up themselves and finding the sensory patches and looking for the mouse!
Jmcgregor, 28 Medi 2012
Read this in the library, Mo is only 11 weeks and she seems to love being read to. I moved her hand over the different textures, this book kept her interest
baby mo, 18 Gorffennaf 2012
Ruby has lots of these books and enjoys every1, spottin the different textures on each page, they are read time and time again, very much loved books :-)
Heidi and ruby, 11 Gorffennaf 2012
My little one loves this one as well and "That's not my kitten and bunny", great books, textures and easy to remember words.
Tigercub, 20 Mai 2012
My daughter Kari loves these books, all the textures and the bright colours attract her to pick them out of her book box. :)
Pansyiero, 30 Ebrill 2012
My daughter loves this book, and has 'thats not my ...lion, dragon, fairy' and many more. she loves all the different textures especially the scratchy bits, and will sit there for ages looking at the pages and babbling on her own.
anna-marie, 27 Ebrill 2012
We love the 'that's not my ...' books. We have read these books with our daughter since she was 10m old, she is now 2. When she touches new things, she describes what she is touching, 'that's bumpy, that's soft or that's rough' and so on. We go to our local library, to try and find different one's.
De66ie, 8 Mawrth 2012
My daughter loves these books and has a few. We are now reading them to my godson as well
princesstink86, 1 Chwefror 2012
My son loves these books, he got this one along with "That's not my lion" and "That's not my puppy" for christmas- he adores feeling all of the different textures, he already knows where to look to feel each different one :)
jaredsmummy, 30 Ionawr 2012
This was the first book we read my daughter when she was 3 months, & now at 8 months she loves to feel the touchy parts.
Niamhrae2011, 18 Ionawr 2012
My son loves these books!! This one is his favourite though, he gets so excited when we sit and read it and I love to see his little hands explore the textures.
TeddyBishop, 4 Tachwedd 2011
This was one of the first books we borrowed and read together from the library. Bethany really enjoyed touching the different textures.
wardie, 11 Hydref 2011
We love the 'that's not my...' books. That's not my Monster is bella's favorite we think. she smiles when she reads it.
MrPaul, 5 Hydref 2011
My son and I enjoyed reading this book we started when he was 5 months old. He's now 20 months, and still enjoys reading and feeling the different textures in the book. I also notice that it has helped my son to knowing the different types of textures and his development.
He also has other 'That's Not My...' books in this series; and his very first book, 'That's Not My Lion', was a gift that we take everywhere we go. We would recommend this book and other books in the series....
DIDI, 26 Awst 2011
My 10-month-old loves these books, particularly the scratchy and bumpy bits. He goes straight to them on every page! We read at least one a day but usually more :)
BlackCat, 7 Awst 2011
My son and I love the 'That's Not My...' series of books. He loves the touchy feely effects and gets very excited when I pull the books off the book shelf. I feel they really help with his development and in growing his love of books.
Joshiemum, 14 Gorffennaf 2011
Our son had a 'That's Not My...' boxset of three books (Bear, Lion, Puppy) for Christmas and he loves them. He always goes back to these books to read. And his favourite thing is to spot the little mouse on each page!
Nikkidavies2009, 15 Mehefin 2011