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That's Not My Elf

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There are five mischievous elves to meet in this touchy-feely Christmas board book, with shiny boots, fluffy scarves and soft hats to keep them warm at the North Pole. The bright pictures and textured patches for babies and toddlers to stroke are designed to help develop sensory and language awareness. A delightful book to share with little ones.

That's Not My Elf Reviews | Toppsta

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This is Book 50 in the That's Not My... Series. See all That's Not My... books here.

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18th December '16
I read it to Little Boo aged 1 aged 1 & to Baby E aged 10 months aged 0
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
5 stars
A great festive book from the "That's not my..." series. The elves are lovely and bright and this book is perfect for toddlers. 
8th October '18
I read it to Olivia2016 aged 2 aged 2 & to Amelia2018 aged 3 months aged 0
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
5 stars
My children love this series of books and I’m sure these have contributed to the speech development of my 2 year old.
My 3 month old daughter loves to touch the textures on the pages, while my 2 year old enjoys reading the story as well.
The illustrations are simple with bold colours which are ideal for younger babies. 
Being short books they are ideal for youngsters to learn to read and with their thick board pages, they are easy for small hands to turn the pages too.
I would highly recommend this series of books to anyone with children under 3, although I’m sure older kids would love them too!
15th November '16
I read it to Adixon aged 1 aged 1
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
5 stars
My son loves this series of books. He was so excited to get this one. As usual it is bright, colourful and interesting. There is a great mix of textures: soft, rough, smooth etc. Another favourite for my son.
11th November '16
I read it to Laya aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
Another winner from "That's not my series." This time with six cute elves.         My toddler loves reading this book with me. She enjoys the touchy feely pages. She explored all the sensory elements with her tiny fingers.                                All the elves pictures are fantastic with bright and bold colours.                        A perfect book to read Christmas times with That's not my Santa .                    
20th January '19
I read it to Okelly17 aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
We love this book and often read it 3 or 4 times a day.

It’s such a great interactive book with different textures to touch and feel. I think my daughters favourite is the rough buttons ::)

The colours and different textures are really fun and engaging. Would highly recommend this book and other ‘that’s not my book’s 
7th November '16
I read it to Ellielebugjnr aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
We love this collection. We have that's not my kitten and that's not my frog. We love this special Christmas edition. Sophie loves all the touch and feel pages and turning the pages by herself it's perfect for a toddler. She never puts these books down. Nice and sturdy and lovely bold colours. I love the elf's in this book. Another brilliant that's not my book.
13th November '16
I read it to Toodee aged 2 aged 2
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
5 stars
This is a lovely addition to the 'That's Not My' series. It is bright and colourful, as you'd expect, and has the lovely textured parts that my child loves to touch as she reads. It is easy to join in with and so helps with her early talking. We adore the gorgeous elf too.It's a perfect book to share in the run up to Christmas.
7th March '19
I read it to Little C aged 1 aged 1
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
5 stars
This is a great interactive picture book for young readers. I loved sharing this with my Nephew who loves these type of books as much as my son did. This was a Christmas gift and I am sure will be a favourite for some time
15th January '19
I read it to Joshuag aged 2 aged 2
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
5 stars
A new one we bought at xmas to add to our collection I would highly recommend them. The pictures are bright, and the textures are great, they are fun and great to find the different textures on each page. A very interactive book. All the books are very similar, but its nice to have the set.

This is great if you have elf on the shelf too as our elfs bought this book with them..
1st January '19
I read it to Pre-schoolA aged 2 to 4
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
5 stars
That's Not My Elf is a fantastic board book for young children in which they see four elves with different touchy feely textures before finding their elf. I like that it's such a good quality and strong board book that will be durable for many children to read which is just what we need with so many preschool children and so it is nice to know that the book will be in safe hands even when the children are left alone to read it. It has been the perfect book for them to read to themselves in the run up to Christmas as with such a simple story it's easy for them to remember or even make up. They will look at it with their friends and sometimes they'll use a different describing word like scratchy instead of rough but it doesn't matter as it's getting them reading and talking about the book. They really enjoy feeling all the touchy feely parts of the page and so they all tend to want to have a go at the same time which is a good sign of how much they enjoy the book! Seeing the mouse on each page was fun for them as they love looking for things like that as they get excited and a sense of accomplishment when they find them. We have other books where you find a mouse and they are constantly looking for him so I'd think that this book reminded them of those. The illustrations in the book are brilliant with a bold and brightly coloured elf on each page that keeps the children interested in the book and I love how each of the elf characters looks different so they might find one that looks a bit like them. This is a great book and the children have loved reading it whether in a group or reading it independently, a fantastic festive book for young children!
14th June '18
I read it to LSlow aged 2 aged 2
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
5 stars
Read to my little girl when she was 1 years old, she is now away to turn 3 and still loves this book, along with others in the range. She loves all the different textures and finding the correct Elf at the end of the book. Great for any young child 
21st November '16
I read it to BarnabyJ aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
We love this series! My two year old will ask me to read it there or four times in a row and loves the different things to feel :-) 
29th March '17
I read it to Samuel aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
That's not my elf... is one of the festive titles in this enduringly popular series of touchy-feely books. It continues with the successful format but gives it a Christmassy twist. We meet a series of elves who, for one reason or another, are not 'my elf'. Their buttons might be too rough or their scarf too fluffy. Eventually, we find our perfect elf.

The robust board book format is perfectly suited to enthusiastic young readers and, with its bright colours, sparkly details and tactile elements, That's not my elf... will be a hit with babies and toddlers. I know my one year-old son loves to turn the pages and touch the feely patches. The text is simple and repetitive and this, combined with the descriptive words, makes the book great for language development.

In addition to developing sensory and language awareness, the book provides plenty of opportunity for festive book talk because the elves are all busy preparing for Christmas - wrapping and delivering presents and decorating the tree.

This is a fun, interactive picture book and would make the perfect Christmas stocking filler.
30th November '16
I read it to Lilymayf aged 1 aged 1 & to Tjf aged 3 aged 3
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
4 stars
One of several seasonal books from our last library visit, chosen as it is one of a series my grandchildren love. The 1-y-o loves the bright colours and the various parts of clothing to touch, while the 3-y-o loves the familiar refrain of 'That's not my ......'. The usual format of 6 incorrect characters and then the right one, with chunky, easy to turn pages is a winner for these 2, but my granddaughter seemed a little disappointed that there wasn't a squishy nose at the end - as those are her favourite. From an adult point of view this is a sturdy book and should survive several toddlers. 
13th November '18
I read it to Squidge aged 1 aged 1
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
4 stars
A lovely touchy feely Christmas version of the that's not my books. The little elves are brightly coloured and doing different jobs for santa. Great textured pages for young children.
13th November '16
I read it to Sophiebug aged 1 aged 1
That's Not My Elf 9781474924047
4 stars
Short touchy feely book which my daughter loves having read to her. She enjoys finding and touching the different textiles on each page and also points out the white mouse on each page.
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Fiona Watt is the UK's fourth biggest-selling children's author, with over 10 million of her books sold in the UK since records began. She has written all the titles in the award-winning 'That's not my….' series and many in the highly successful [url=https://toppsta.com/boo...

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Rachel Wells is a successful illustrator and author, probably best known for illustrating the series of "That's Not My..." books published by Usborne. 

Rachel grew up in North Devon and has now moved back there with her family, having lived in Lo...

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