That’s not my bee…

There are over 50 titles in this touchy-feely That’s not my… series of books which have now sold over 20 million copies worldwide. That’s not my bee…will introduce babies and toddlers to five busy bees, each double page features lovely textured patches to encourage the development of your child’s sensory and language awareness.

The illustrations are bright and colourful, perfect for capturing the imagination of even a small baby. Your child will love exploring the sparkly wings, fuzzy tummies and shiny eyes of the bees. I love books that encourage interaction, and even now my children will reach forward when we read this book to touch and feel the different textures included such as the bumpy feelers or the rough hive. The fluffy striped bee on the cover is the perfect way to encourage your little ones to want to read too!

The text is simple but includes descriptive words for each of the textures. This is a small board book so it’s a great size for little hands to safely hold even from a young age. Also be sure to look out for the little white mouse which features on every double page in the book.

It’s important to share books with our children, and they will benefit from you reading to them even from a very young age. When my own children were small I found they enjoyed me pointing things out and just chatting about what we could see on the page rather than just reading the words to them. The touch and feel books were always a big hit in my home and so I love recommending that other new parents check them out and add a few to their own bookshelves too.

The author Fiona Watt is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing, she has written all the titles in this That’s not my… series. The illustrator is Rachel Wells, who is best known for illustrating this series.

That’s not my bee… is available from book stores and online retailers for a recommended retail price of R150. It’s recommended for children aged 6 months and older.

Thanks to Penguin Random House for introducing us to this wonderful Usborne title.

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