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Potty by Leslie Patricelli

Published by Candlewick Press

Pages: 28

Ages: 1-3 years

Publishers Summary: There comes a point in a toddler’s life when going in one’s diaper is only one possible option, and the question must be raised: Should I go in my potty? With pitch-perfect humor and pacing, Leslie Patricelli follows the inner dialogue (sure to have little ones shouting responses) and hilarious actions of everyone’s favorite Baby, winding up with an over-the-top look of surprise and delight that will have both parents and offspring laughing out loud. “I did it!”

**Warning** This review makes mention of potty time happenings that non-potty-training folks may not want to hear about. I promise, nothing too yucky, but be warned! 🙂

Littlebug Speaks Up: “Potty! Potty! Potty!

“Okay, so I’m trying really hard to learn to go on the potty. Really hard. My biggest problem, at least this is what my mom says, is that I wait to tell her until after I’ve already gone. Oops! But I’ll keep trying though! It’s really fun, especially because I always keep my copy of this book right by the potty so I can read it every time. You need good reading books for potty time! And this one is great! My favorite part is when he goes potty and surprises himself, it’s so funny! hehe

“You should share this Potty book with your kiddo if they are learning like me, I know they will like it and probably want to read it every time the need to use the potty!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “When to ditch the diaper? Only a toddler knows when the time is right, but when the time gets close Potty will be there to encourage our young future potty users along. Go along with Baby as he discovers what it means to go on the potty instead of outside like a dog or in a litter box like a kitty, but on the potty like a big kid. From potty time with book in hand and kitty and doggie napping at his feet all the way to Baby’s first pair of underpants. Show your toddler just what it means to lose the diaper and make time for the potty.

“You name it, we’ve tried it. Two different potty’s, treats, cheerios, m & m’s, stickers, many many books, and more. Nearly every trick you can think of to get our dear sweet Turkeybird onto the potty and out of the diaper, but no way. That is, until his little sister picked up this book and took matters into her own hands. Littlebug adores this book, and so do I.

“In classic Leslie Patricelli form with bold illustrations and a funny story kiddos are introduced to a new world of possibility on their terms. Which is exactly what Littlebug loves about this book. She’s recently been on a ‘me do it!’ kick. No more mom stepping in to help with anything, she wants to do it all herself. And I’m actually torn by this. In some ways it’s a bit more difficult and takes more time, but in a few weeks I know our world will be completely different and quite possibly much better. And the best thing about all of this is that big brother has taken note and doesn’t want to be left behind. So, I’m currently the momma of two potty-training toddlers. Crazy! I blame much of that on this extremely fantastic book!

“With bright colors, a cute character and a very funny story little ones learn that there is a better way than pooping in a diaper. There’s the Potty! Not only, no more diapers, but big kid underpants with all sorts of fun pictures on them. This is the perfect book for toddlers and even those tough-to-train kiddos. By showing what can sometimes be a whole lot of waiting, but a very ‘big kid’ thing to do, toddlers soon realize this may be something worth trying out. Without a doubt this would be my first recommendation when it comes to potty training books for kiddos. A fun story with a great way to teach little ones basics!”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 1 to 4. My number one potty training go to book for toddlers. Bright colors, a cute character and a funny story help teach this very basic but often difficult subject.

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10 Responses to Book Review: Potty by Leslie Patricelli

  1. Sounds like a cute helpful read 🙂 Maybe when the time is right I should get it for my niece.

  2. Gina says:

    Yeah…kinda skimmed the review (too early morning for potty talk just yet…lol) but I’ve definitely seen these in the bookstore and parents are loving them (not to mention the kids because I mean come on, the graphics are cute even if we’re dealing with a not so cute subject). Great share! ^_^

  3. Teresa says:

    We are in the midst of trying to get the monkey interested in potty training. I’m going to have to pick this one up. Thank you!

  4. Raquel says:

    Oh I really hope this book helps! My mother told me that when I was a toddler, I learned how to go potty really early because of a potty book she borrowed from the library. I loved the book so much, I would snuggle with it in my crib and fall asleep with it next to me. I adored the concept so much that training me was easy! I know that this won’t be the case for every child but potty books I think are so important and can at least get kids excited about the concept of advancing to the next level of their growing up!

    • Ahhhh…that’s so sweet! I’ve always wanted my kiddos to have a book they just couldn’t let go. So far, the closest one has been Where’s Tumpty? by Polly Dunbar. Littlebug loves that book and even has an elephant she now sleeps with who’s name is now Tumpty. 🙂

      This is definitely my go-to Potty book! SO so good!

  5. This sounds cute. I loved her book, Higher! Higher! I’ll have to have my friend check it out. She’s having problems potty training her older daughter.

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