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Dinosaur vs. the Potty Hardcover – September 28, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Disney-Hyperion; First Edition edition (September 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423133390
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423133391
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #459,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS-K–Shea's bright, busy, and not-so-ferocious red dinosaur is back from his brush with bedtime in this new high-energy offering. In the style of Dinosaur vs. Bedtime (Hyperion, 2008), the narrative sees many liquid challenges for the grinning creature and he insists after each one that he doesn't need to urinate. Will the three-juice-boxes lunch win? Will the whale watering vanquish the dinosaur? And will he make it to the potty after his close call splashing in rain puddles? The digital illustrations have strong lines and bold colors, perfectly complementing the spare but spot-on text. It begs to be read aloud to a crowd of excited preschoolers who will love to chime in with their own “roars!” A surefire hit both for existing fans and new browsers.Alison Donnelly, Collinsville Memorial Public Library, IL
© Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

From Booklist

As in Dinosaur vs. Bedtime (2008), this uproarious picture book captures a toddler’s rebellion. A small red dinosaur does not want to go to the potty, and as he plays, he imagines that every time he shuns the toilet, he is a champion : “Dinosaur wins again!” Finally, he can’t wait any longer. Can he make it to the bathroom in time? The urgency and then the relief on the last page is hilarious: “The potty wins! Close one, Dinosaur! Real, real close.” With its primary-colored creatures and feelings every kid will recognize, this is sure to attract preschool fans. Preschool. --Hazel Rochman

More About the Author

www.facebook.com/bobsheabooks

www.bobshea.com

You know that PBS Kids spot where the pig runs around and eats things that begin with the letter "p"? Bob made that! He made a bunch of other animations for PBS Kids and helped them develop a national literacy campaign.

He has met Al Roker and Fonzie.

His stories, artwork and characters have also appeared on Nick Jr. and Noggin. He was even on Noggin, reading one of his books to Ryan, his little boy.

Bob likes to speak in the third person.

Bob has written several children's books, including New Socks, Big Plans, which was illustrated by Lane Smith, Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, Race You To Bed, and Oh Daddy.

Dinosaur vs. Bedtime was one of Amazon's Top 10 Picture Books of the year, and a Horn Book Magazine best of 2008.

He lives in Connecticut with his wife Colleen and his son, Ryan. He and Colleen own Perfectly Nice, a graphic design studio.

Bob enjoys cake.

Customer Reviews

We also own Dinosaur vs. Bedtime.
raccoon981
So relax and have some fun with this whole potty training thing - dinosaur will help you out!
J.Prather
This is a very cute book that I very much enjoyed reading to my daughter.
notashell

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J.Prather TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 20, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Need something fun to take the pressure off the whole potty training issue? This is a great choice. Shea's dinosaur is back from Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, this time convinced that he doesn't have to use the potty! After lemonade (dinosaur wins!), a three juice box lunch (dinosaur wins!), and splashing in puddles (dinosaur wins!), he still doesn't have to go. But wait, is that another dinosaur victory dance? No, that's a potty dance.... A great message and a good ending because in the end the potty wins and that's ok with dinosaur.

The illustrations are simple and colorful, the message is clear and there are enough water sound effect words that chances are your toddler might have to go potty even before dinosaur does. This book really stands out from the crowd of potty books out there because of it's sparse, clear text and it's unbeatable humor. So relax and have some fun with this whole potty training thing - dinosaur will help you out! Recommended
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Darilee Bednar on October 29, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Third St Books, downtown Marysville WA
DINOSAUR VS. THE POTTY
written and illustrated by Bob Shea
reviewers: Isabel, 3, Abbygail, 4, and Grammy, older then dirt.

"Dinosaur said Roar and he won and he went potty."

Not much of an review this morning as the girls are sitting on the couch making up stories as they look through another book. I had to take this one away from them so I could get the info for the review. The good thing is I now have fewer roaring dinosaurs the bad thing is they both want to take the book home.

This is just a fun fun book with lots of sound effects... ROAR! and lots of WINS!! The word choice is limited and the girls quickly picked out Roar, win and, of course, dinosaur.

This is not the standard introduction to potty book... This is an affirmation book about using the potty.

The artwork is bright and cartoonish which is totally appropriate for this quick read. I have developed a love of children books especially the different forms of artwork. I remember reading to my own children.. I just don't remember it being so much fun.

Girls give it a 5 and I give it a 5 roars... we all WIN.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Claudia on February 24, 2014
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This book is written in the same style as Dinosaur vs. Bedtime and with the same fun illustrations. My 2 year old LOVES that book so we got this one too. He also enjoys this one and hopefully it reinforces potty training, but I do like the original bedtime book better. This is not a potty training book - just a fun read. There are a few words on each page leading up to the dinosaur using the potty successfully of course!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dspa on September 6, 2012
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my kids loved dinosaur vs bedtime so we ordered this and were not disappointed. great author and very cute and funny book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Graham on May 10, 2014
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Our son loved this book from day 1. He even tries to read it to us now. It's funny and colorful, and has a silly dinosaur who tries not to go potty as he is busy playing. We bought another copy as a gift for a friend. I hope this book makes it into every dinosaur-loving kids hands when they potty train. It is silly-fun!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Kelly on March 16, 2014
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My toddler loves this series and this has been a great way to motivate him to use the potty. We even read it while he's sitting on the potty.
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Format: Hardcover
I was not familiar with Bob Shea until we happened upon the "Read to me" tent at the Texas Book Festival yesterday and the author had a group of children totally captivated by his demonstration of how he could draw any animal starting with a bean shape. My 3 year old was one of those who was giggling and delighted by his presentation. The guy is very funny and totally gets what captures the attention of a child. He happened to be doing a book signing right afterwards so we bought this book to have him sign. I read it to my daughter while waiting in line and she loved it, no surprise since dinosaurs and avoiding using the potty even when she needs to are two of her favorite things these days. The story and the illustrations are funny and cute and there's a good little message in there if you are still working on potty training.
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By Kirsten G. Cutler on November 30, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Shea, Bob. Dinosaur vs. the Potty. Disney/Hyperion. 2010.

Using the same formula he created so successfully in "Dinosaur vs. Bedtime (Hyperion, 2008) Shea has turned the subject of potty training into an amusing story. Children will giggle as Dinosaur declares victory over several liquid opponents: lemonade, a sprinkler, a three juice box lunch and roars aloud but then a victory dance turns into an all out dash for the bathroom, and the potty wins at the end when Dinosaur just makes it in time. Shea's mixed media illustrations are colorful and humorous depictions of this delightful story.
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