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Touchy-feely Nursery Rhymes (Usborne Touchy Feely Books) Board book – 30 Oct 2009


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  • Board book: 10 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (30 Oct 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409508560
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409508564
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 181,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fiona 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). Fiona then taught seven, eight and nine year olds for five years; three years at a state school in Sevenoaks in Kent, and two years at The British School in the Netherlands in The Hague.

Fiona joined Usborne Publishing as an assistant editor in 1989, and over the years has been promoted to editor, senior editor, and then managing editor. In 2003, she became an editorial director at Usborne, largely responsible for writing baby and novelty books, and art and activity titles.

Fiona has written over 100 titles for Usborne Publishing including the phenomenally successful 'That's not my...' touchy-feely series. Other titles include large touchy-feely books on topics ranging from princesses to farms; cloth books with touchy-feely patches and flaps; a wide range of step-by-step art and activity books, including 'How to knit'; music books with CDs for babies and toddlers; 'Dolly Dressing' sticker books; Hide-and-Seek lift-the-flap books; bath books; cookery books and snap cards!

She also edits books written by her team of in-house writer/editors, which include step-by-step activity books and a series of young non-fiction, aimed at beginner readers.

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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Kandan on 13 Jan 2011
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This is a beautiful book. the pictures are bright and beautifully illustrated. the touch and feel part is also very good. each rhyme has a different texture for the touch. making it very interesting.

ba ba black sheep is one of my 18 month old son's fav songs and we enjoy reading it in this book.

I bought my son another rhyme book before this.

Nursery Rhymes (Book & CD)

he loves that book and it got him interested in rhymes. and when he saw this one, he requested for this one as well (i am guessing cause of the touch and feel ).

we now use both the books to enjoy our song time

Since (at the time i bought the book) the images in the amazon page is different outside and when i click on it, and there was no description of what songs at that time - i was not sure what songs i am going to get. so i just thought i will list the songs and what the touch and feel is

1. Humpty Dumpty - pants of Humpty in a cloth like feel
2. Ba ba - the black sheep itself in a wooly feel
3. twinkle twinkle - smooth star
4. littl bo beep - again 2-3 wooly sheep (a white one)
5.hey diddle diddle - the moon in a smooth feel

and the cow on the outside cover was also a touchy feely one. Hope this helps.

would highly recommend.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MLA VINE VOICE on 23 Nov 2011
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The Usborne Touchy-Feely Nursey Rhmes board book is a wonderful way to start a baby reading. It isn't the ideal book for passively absorbing but it is a terrific book for a baby to engage with. Perhaps best suited from around 3 months to 1 year, the board book is well constructed with a sturdy enough cover and nice points to touch throughout the book. It features 5 different nursery rhymes - Humpty Dumpty, Baa Baa Black Sheep, Twinkle Twinkle, Little Bo Peep, and Hey Diddle Diddle.

There are two features of this book that make it work so well for babies - the touchy-feely content and the easy to turn page markers. The touchable content starts on the cover though that could be quite easily overlooked. Inside, Humpty Dumpty has textured tartan trousers, the Sheep has a fairly coarse wool coat, the Star is shiny and smooth, the Moon has a canvass feel, and best of all Bo Peep's sheep have lovely soft wool.

The touchy-feely sections are well constructed. Despite regular touching, they have not come apart and even the most popular Bo Peep page is still fully intact even though the wool urges babies to grab at it. The board book itself is robust enough though the seam could conceivably be chewed through. The construction is hard enough to take daily affection and the pages are firmly implanted into the board.

Best of all are the flags for page turning. The four flags feature characters from the rhymes and are a great size for a baby to practice turning the page. With each page bringing something different to touch, babies seem to love finding their way forwards and backwards through the rhymes. The flags are sized so well for a baby to grip and they act very well as levers to turn the pages.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By lyoung1 on 15 Feb 2011
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Bought this for a friend's baby who absolutely loved it. The little tabs down the side of the pages make it easier for babies to turn over and 'read' themselves. The touchy-feely areas are smart and fun. A definite recommendation to keep children occupied for longer than 5 minutes!!! :-)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By PollyJ on 8 Mar 2012
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Rashly bought this over the internet without having seen it first and was very disapointed with the poor textures offered. Two of the rhymes involved touchy sheep - one was wool and fine the other was a black immitation fabric that was not particularly 'cuddly' or woolly. Of the remaining five textures one was a tartan fabric, quite smooth and uninteresting to touch, one was smooth shiny gold paper with stars on it (of no tactile interest) and another was silver paper with a slightly silk feel to it.The front cover was the most interesting with a suede feel cow with padding behind the fabric.

Nice idea but very poorly executed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elfie on 19 Jan 2011
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My 14 month old loves nursery rhymes and this is a real hit. Her favourites in this book are 'twinkle twinkle' and 'baa baa black sheep'. She does like to touch the wooly sheep on that page, but isn't really interested in the other touchy-feely bits, although they are quite nice. The quality is lovely, nice thick pages with tabs to make it easier for little hands to turn the pages. Lovely, bright illustrations (but not gaudy)! It has quickly become a favourite, which we have to sing repeatedly every day.
Two points I found a little disappointing: 1. It's a little short - only 5 rhymes. 2. I think the edition I received is different from the image shown when I purchased it - from the image it looks like 'hickory dickory dock' is included (another of my daughters favourites and reason for purchasing), but actually a couple of the rhymes are different from the picture shown. Oh, well, she still loves it.
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By sue aylward on 2 Jun 2014
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Good pictures and plenty of colour. Good format and simple too. Very successful book, loved y parents and children alike.
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By dj547 on 12 Feb 2014
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Lovely book. Grandchildren love it. Even surfaces can be damp-wiped if sticky fingers. Sounds fairly realistic. A few more paces would be good!!
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