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A Potty for Me! Hardcover – January 1, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Lexile Measure: 280L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 26 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Repackage edition (January 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689874235
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689874239
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (235 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS–A pleasant and fairly innocuous addition to an already crowded field, this rhymed book with reinforced pages uses color cartoon illustrations of a child of indeterminate gender who tries, with mixed results, to use the potty. The upbeat text employs expressions like That's okay! and Yeah! I really did it! If you already own Lara Jones's I Love My Potty (Scholastic, 2002) or Harriet Ziefert's Max's Potty and Sara's Potty (both DK, 1999; o.p.), you probably have enough on the subject. But if you need a new title (and remember, there's only so much that's possible in a book of this type), this one will serve its purpose.–Jane Marino, Bronxville Public Library, NY
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About the Author

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her book, Counting Kisses, was named one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids by Scholastic Parent & Child and was a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Karen, her husband Gary Richards, and their daughter Lena divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York. Learn more about Karen Katz at KarenKatz.com.

More About the Author

Check out my newest book WIGGLE YOUR TOES! A Book to pull,fluff, and wiggle!

I have always been interested in folk art from around the world, Indian miniatures, Mexican ceramics, fabrics, Chagall, Matisse, children's art, and primitive painting, and I love to paint and experiment with pattern, texture, collage and color. The careers I've had--as a costume designer, a quilt maker, a fabric artist, and a graphic designer--have taken all these interests into account. Looking back, I can see that these passions and career choices have played a large part in influencing me to become a children's book author and illustrator.

But most importantly, it was after my husband and I adopted our daughter from Guatemala that I was inspired to do a children's book for her. My first book, Over the Moon, was the story of that magical experience of welcoming our daughter Lena into our lives. I painted, I drew, I collaged, and I wrote, and after working very hard... a beautiful book was born! Twenty-two books later, my daughter--now fourteen years old--still is an inspiration for me.

I am fascinated by babies and little kids. The simplest words and gestures can make them laugh. Sometimes standing in line at the supermarket and watching kids in grocery carts, my best ideas are born.

I am fascinated by people from all over the world and what they look like and how they live and the differences that make us all unique.

When an idea pops into my head I ask these questions:
Will a child want to read this book?
Will a parent want to read this book with their child?
Will this book make a parent and child feel something?
Is there something visual here that will hold a child's interest?
Will a child see something in a different way after reading this book?
If the answer is yes, then I know I'm on the right track.

I am very lucky to get to do what I do. Everyday I go into my studio and have fun. Don't get me wrong, some days are very frustrating. Sometimes the colors are all wrong and the words don't sound right. But after I work at it for a while...and try to do it a different way...and think...and change the words or colors...and try some more...suddenly, there it is--a great page of writing, or a great illustration. And nothing is more satisfying than that.

Customer Reviews

This potty training book is great.
Alicia Dixon
It is a very cute, rhyming story with great illustrations that was easy to memorize for our girls.
Dre
She asks me to read this book every time she goes to the potty.
T. Ingerson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

137 of 139 people found the following review helpful By rain4me on May 9, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is pretty cute...especially if you love Karen Katz illustrations! I took the idea of wrapping our 2 year old's potty chair like a present so she could relate to the beginning of the book :) However, I found a few phrases to contradict the goal...so I change some of the words. Like, instead of saying "this potty's not for me" I say "the potty waits for me" and instead of "I still don't think I can" I say "I wonder if I can" just to take the negative implication out. I understand why she wrote it like that...to embrace the rollercoaster experience of potty training and it IS true. However, I didn't want to take a chance that our head strong daughter would go around saying "the potty's not for me" as it's already her tendency to put up a fight!
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113 of 116 people found the following review helpful By Pizor on August 18, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book along with two others for my 18 month old simply to introduce the concept of the potty to her. The first book I bought was called My First Potty Book and it was pretty bad. The second one I bought was Once Upon a Potty which is excellent, but a little too advanced for my daughter. Then I bought A Potty for Me which was perfect. The pictures are big and colorful and the amount of text on each page is perfect for a short attention spanned little girl, not to mention the story is very sweet and well written. The pacing is just right. It doesn't simply tell you how to use a potty, but goes into the anxiety a child might have as well as the trying and geting it wrong and the practicing and then the trying and getting it right.

My daughter asks me to read this book to her over and over again, every night. As for the lift the flap concept, it's not exactly what you would expect. It's more like a page that folds out to another page. Picture a storybook with a centerfold on each page. I guess that's the easiest way of describing it. That little piece of interaction helps keep the little ones' attention.

This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A. Scull on February 17, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I'm giving this book 3 stars because my daughter has always loved Karen Katz books and this one is no exception. She also shows interest in using the potty after we read it. However. I feel like the book is confusing to her and sends a mixed message because it spends so many pages talking about how the child in the story has no interest in the potty or tries to use the potty unsuccessfully before she finally has success. Once. I realize that those aspects happen in real life but I think it's too much for a 2-year-old to follow along with the concept. She needs a more simple, clear message: sit on the potty, use it, hooray!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Candice or Tim Ball on January 5, 2011
Format: Hardcover
We're "late E.C." training my 12 month old daughter and were looking for a board book about the potty that she wouldn't damage. The pictures in this book are great and she loves to look at them. But 99% of the text is about how the child isn't ready, doesn't think he/she can do it, or about having an accident and how that's "o.k." It's actually so negative that I don't read it to her, we just look at the pictures. It seems to me that when you are training an older child there are more emotional issues involved so for that group maybe this would be a great buy. But we've only been putting my daughter on the potty for the last 2 weeks and she started going on the second day we tried it. So far she's regularly going twice a day without any emotional tug of war, stickers or "potty dance" of any kind. Sitting on the potty is just a regular part of her routine, like eating snack or bath time. I don't want her to learn that it is any kind of big deal, or has any negative emotions associated with it.

I think that "Once upon a Potty" is a much more positive book. But sadly it is fairly wordy so we have to skip a lot. Wish there was a better option.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By CrochetingGardener on April 12, 2006
Format: Hardcover
My son (2 years) has loved this book for months. In fact, our family has memorized it now, we have read it so many times. I like how it written on a child's level and emphasized that the most important part of the whole potty learning process is that the child feel good about his/her accomplishments!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Purplegrrl on November 24, 2011
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This book spends 99% of the story emphasizing how hard it is to use the potty, how I'm not ready yet, how I would rather do anything else...it doesn't give clear instructions to the child about how to use the potty, avoids important words to explain what you are actually supposed to do on the potty. A much better choice is something like Prince of the Potty which makes using the potty seem like a fun experience while giving clear instructions.

Also it is NOT an instruction manual. Doesn't give clear instructions at all.
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17 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Tim Janson HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 17, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Well we have a two year old that we are hoping to get potty trained very soon. He has his own potty...he knows how to sit on it and what it's used for. Now it's all about getting him to know when to use it. Karen Katz has been putting out wonderful books for babies and toddlers for so long that she was the natural choice when we were looking for a fun book to read about potty training.

With interactive gatefold flaps, this book addresses the perennial toddler issue of potty training. In a very realistic, child-appealing text, it describes how a gender-neutral toddler struggles to learn how to use the potty. As with her other books Karen has illustrated this lift the flap book with fun, colorful pictures that kids relate so well to. My son really gets a kick out of seeing the child sitting on the potty. Hopefully it will payoff very soon. Highly recommended!
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