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Baby's very first fingertrail play book garden

Baby's very first fingertrail play book garden

Baby's very first play books
Baby's very first fingertrail play book garden

A colourful first touchy-feely book full of birds, bees, butterflies and other delightful garden animals, insects and plants for babies to meet, along with flaps to lift, holes to peep through and textured fingertrails on every page. A gorgeous gift for a baby and a lovely book to share.

Gold Winner - Made for Mums Awards 2017

“A really entertaining and jolly book.”
The Guardian
“An ideal present for a baby and a lovely book to share.”
Right Start Best Baby Essentials Awards 2016

Board book:

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Extra information

Age: 10 months+

BIC: A2K79

Board book:
ISBN: 9781409597094
10 pages
185 x 185mm

Illustrator: Stella Baggott

Fiona Watt

Fiona Watt is an Editorial Director and writer at Usborne Publishing. She graduated from Exeter University with a Bachelor of Education in Art and Design. She taught for three years at a primary school in Kent, before spending two years at a British school in The Netherlands. She started working at Usborne in 1989 and has written and edited hundreds of books including baby and novelty, sticker, art and craft, cookery, science and activity books. She has written all the titles in the award-winning 'That's not my….' series and many in the highly successful Sticker Dolly Dressing series. She is the sixth biggest-selling UK children's author, with over 10 million of her books sold in the UK since records began.

Fiona Watt


Gold Winner - Made for Mums Awards 2017

Shortlisted - Sheffield Children's Book Award 2017

Winner - Right Start Best Baby Essentials Gold Award
The awards look for a combination of play value, safety, durability and value for money. Testers called this: 'A wonderful book that gives lasting enjoyment... An ideal present for a baby and a lovely book to share.'

WINNER - Progressive Preschool Awards
Our Baby's Very First Books series was crowned winner of the Best Preschool Publishing Range category in the first ever Progressive Preschool Awards. A judging panel comprised of buyers from top names such as Harrods, Mothercare, Boots, Toys R Us, Selfridges, Sainsbury’s, JoJoMamanBebe and Waitrose selected the winners in each of the award's four categories.

Press reviews

This book is nothing, if not fun. A perfect introduction for babies to books, a easy-to-handle durable cardboard book, its made so babies can be as touchy, feely, and throwy as they want. But as the pages are so bright and sparkly, it's likely baby won't want to throw it (well, at first anyway.)

Looks aside, this book really is a good one to read to smaller babies and adults, as our MadeForMums judges found out when testing it during the awards.
Made for Mums

A wonderful book that gives lasting enjoyment - this quickly became a favourite. We loved the exciting, contrasting colours and simple first words, but best of all, the fascinating grooved trails - something we haven't seen in any other children's books. An ideal present for a baby and a lovely book to share.
Right Start Best Baby Essentials Awards 2016
Bright and vivid colours combine with beautifully designed pages to make this a really entertaining and jolly book.
The Guardian
A fun book to share with babies, helping develop their interest in the world from birth through to toddler years.
Familes (Vale of York) magazine
Fun, bright colours to stimulate the senses of even the youngest of babies...
Families Bedfordshire
Perfect for the very young with lots of bright colours, wiggly trails to follow with your fingers, sturdy flaps to lift up and holes to peek through. It also feels very durable so will endure being thrown about or drooled upon as babies tends to do when reading a book! This would make a fantastic gift or a lovely treat to share with your little one.
Routes to Reading
Babies will be mesmerised by the bright pictures and tactile trails as in this vibrant board book. Each page is specially designed to be visually stimulating with bright, eye-catching illustrations and lots to look at.