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Product Details

  • Series: Growing with Love
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Loving Healing Press (October 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932690824
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932690828
  • Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 8.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,484,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What I do is read him the story while he sits on his potty before bed.
NighLon
Fedinand is a friendly, encouraging, confidence building frog that your children will love learning from.
robin marvel
Ferdinand Uses the Potty is a great resource for preschoolers and parents alike.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Broon on October 25, 2009
Format: Paperback
Anyone who has or works with young children, knows how difficult and frustrating potty training can be. When a child is in the early stages of learning how to use the bathroom on their own, it can be one of the more frightening experiences of their young lives. The noise of the flush, the sensations that are new to their bodies, and the feeling of having to do something on their own is not an easy transition for most kids, and their parents!

That's when some outside assistance, such as "Ferdinand Uses The Potty," can provide families a new perspective on tackling life's daily urgencies.

Author Jay Tucker approaches potty training from a child's point of view. The wonderfully illustrated character, Ferdinand, discovers that he has some potty issues while he is asleep at night. So, he seeks advice from a friend who shares his own personal experiences with bed wetting to help Ferdinand confront his own fears.
This is an excellent way of looking at such a sensitive issue for young kids. The book is written so that it confirms and understands a child's feelings. Many children may feel that having an "accident" makes them a "bad" person, or that their friends or family may get upset with them. Amidst the clever rhymes and the expertly detailed and fun illustrations, families can learn together how to gain the courage to take that scary leap to becoming a "big kid now."

I have been teaching Pre-K and Kindergarten students for the last nine years, and I have read a dozen other children's books on this subject before. I recommend Ferdinand's tale over the other titles for many reasons.
First, the vocabulary, language, and rhyme are easy for young children to comprehend, as well as make the story interesting and fun.
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By SAM on November 25, 2013
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cute book to read for potty training. I bought this when it first came out becuase I know the illustrator.
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Ferdinand Uses The Potty is about a little yellow frog who wets the bed. Sadly, he is also afraid of the potty because it makes a horrible noise. Ferdinand has a really good friend, a little boy who tells him that the potty is nothing to be afraid of. Ferdinand thinks he can just not go potty, but soon learns that it is something we all have to do. Ferdinand faces his fear so that he doesn't make wet spots in the bed or on the floor.

My little guy is only 22 months, so he doesn't really understand all that Ferdinand Uses The Potty is about, but he does know what the potty is and what it does. What I do is read him the story while he sits on his potty before bed. The really great part about this is that he loves being read to, so it excites him and he forgets it is almost bedtime. The Prince also loves animals, so seeing the happy yellow frog makes him so giddy, he just laughs all the way through it.

Whether you are still working on potty training, have hit a snag in the process, or will be potty training in the future, I urge you to get a copy of this book. It will be a great addition to your children's library.
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Ferdinand wakes up wet and confused and does not understand! Was there a leak in the plumbing or the roof? Was it raining inside?? Soon Ferdinand realizes that there was not a leak, but that he had wet the bed. The book continues into a cute story with a fresh approach to the subject of bed wetting after potty training. This book has a fun interactive approach to teaching kids one of the easiest ways to not have accidents at night.

This book is not for younger children who are learning to use the potty. The title is somewhat misleading. I originally chose this book because I thought it would help my two year old with potty training. She would not even sit to read the book. There is a lack of pictures on many pages and the wording is geared towards older children. The book did not address the concepts of how to use the potty, why to use the potty or what the toilet is for. It is geared towards children who already understand those concepts.

Ferdinand uses the potty is an adorable, colorful book for older children who are already potty trained. It approaches the problem of bed wetting and some of the fears of using the potty. For example, Ferdinand is able to stop wetting the bed as often because he is uses the potty more frequently during the day. Ferdinand has a fear of the sound the toilet makes but learns that it is not scary and it helps him stay dry at night. My four year old daughter who is potty trained like the book and asked questions about Ferdinand, but she has been potty trained for almost 2 years now.

I recommend this book to parents whose children can use the potty, but may have some apprehensiveness still. It is a cute, easy to read book that helps parents and children connect during a difficult process that can be confusing and frustrating at times.
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What is one of the most difficult things to teach young children? A poll of parents would probably find that "potty training" is the answer of a large number. There are many different theories of toilet training, but whatever method you use, this book is intended to prepare both parents and children in facing the obstacles that potty training may bring. Author, Jay Tucker uses humorous rhyming text to tell about a frog named Ferdinand who wakes up one night to find that he has wet his bed but is afraid to use the toilet because of the flushing sound that it makes. In fact, Ferdinand is scared of the noise so much that he tries his best not to go to the potty all! However, one day a friend helps him bravely to face the flushing toilet.
Ferdinand Uses the Potty is a great resource for preschoolers and parents alike. Ferdinand's bravery will gently encourage children to be confident in dealing with their own potty training fears. In addition, it will provide parents with a useful aid in giving children the assistance needed to overcome the challenges of potty training. Illustrator D. E. West is a former production artist for Hallmark Cards. His colorful and entertaining drawings will surely present opportunities for laughter between a parent and child as the book is being read loud. Coloring book sheets and other related fun activities can be found at the book's website. What a delightful way to turn something that could be a source of great drudgery and even conflict into a true learning experience!
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