Great for toilet training, this picture book provides adults with a different way to sing and talk about that crucial time when toddlers move from diapers to underwear, potty chair, and toilet: “If you gotta go do poopy / Please don’t wait / If you gotta go do poopy / Potty’s great.” On each double-page spread, words are set to familiar tunes—from “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” (“Scrub / Scrub / Scrub with soap / Each time that you poop”) to “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (“Go do poop in the toilet”)—so adults can sing the lines and point to the hilarious watercolor illustrations of bathroom scenarios. Of course, older siblings will snicker at the rhymes and puns they hear being read aloud. There may be a few objections to the humorous treatment of the subject, but lots of youngsters—and their caregivers—will have fun with this. --Hazel Rochman
About the Author
is the author of many seriously silly books for children, including the bestselling Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs
, illustrated by David Catrow. Alan lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut, with his journalist wife, Rose, and their four children. He can also be found at alankatzbooks.com.David Catrow
is the illustrator of numerous notable books for children, including the other Silly Dilly books, as well as Kathryn Lasky's She's Wearing a Dead Bird on Her Head!, which was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year. Mr. Catrow is also a nationally syndicated editorial cartoonist whose work appears in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Chicago Sun-Times, as well as in nine hundred other newspapers. He lives in Springfield, Ohio.