PreS–Ducky knocks on Piggy's door wanting to play, but Piggy is busy sitting on the potty. So Ducky waits. She plays with Piggy's toys and reads his books, but still he's not ready. Then she notices her own diaper. It feels cold. It feels wet. She kicks it off and declares, No more diapers for Ducky! The book ends with the porker waiting to play while his friend sits on the potty. Both text and illustrations are simple and endearing. The message is clear, yet subtle: learning to use the potty takes time, commitment, and willingness on the part of a child. The interaction between these toddlers and their implicit support of one another is charming. The dynamic characters, done in thick charcoal outlines and watercolor, are set against a white background. Details are kept to a minimum–a ball, some blocks, a few board books–allowing for a focused presentation of a highly charged time of life. This title is simpler and more relaxed than many others on the subject.–Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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PreS. This simple toilet-training tale suggests reasons to abandon diapers (they feel "cold" and "wet") while also hinting at the potty's big-kid cachet. Ducky wants to play with Piggy, but Piggy is otherwise occupied behind a closed door: "I can't come out now. . . . I am sitting on the potty!" Intrigued, Ducky eventually "wriggles out of her diaper," "kicks [it] across the floor," and takes a turn in Piggy's bathroom. The odd, fluffy texture of Ducky's diaper may initially confuse children (it doesn't have much in common with the disposable or cloth versions kids will know), and some may wonder why an adult doesn't empty and clean the potty chair before Piggy passes it off to Ducky. But the absence of grown-ups throughout sends a valuable message about children approaching big transitions on their own terms, and the book's airy design; brief, oversize text; and droll watercolors from the illustrator of Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck (2000) are right on target. Jennifer Mattson
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My favorite story for little ones going through potty training!Published 6 days ago by Marisa Orozco
This book really worked for us. Our 2 1/2 year old son wanted to read this book again and again, and a month later he stills goes around saying "no more diapers for ducky"... Read morePublished 26 days ago by amienicole
Cutest potty training book ever! My oldest loved it and now my 2 year old is starting to read it. I love this silly duck!Published 1 month ago by David Dixon
My son likes the book but I was hoping it would motivate him to use the potty which it has not.Published 4 months ago by Coco
The illustrations are adorable but the story itself seems counterproductive.
Basically, Piggy can't come out and play because he is on the potty... Read more
Time and time again this is the favourite request of the kids I have potty trained over the years as a teacher.Published 7 months ago by McKenna
Borrowed from the library and my 2yo loved the book so found a good deal on Amazon. This is the best potty training book by far. It has helped my toddler learn about the potty. Read morePublished 9 months ago by ricegirl