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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

Alan Katz 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.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books; Repackage edition (March 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689862156
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689862151
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #313,131 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Alan Katz has written many books for children and adults, including the award-winning songbooks Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs and I'm Still Here in the Bathtub, Where Did They Hide My Presents?, Are You Quite Polite?, Don't Say That Word!, and Stinky Thinking. His poetry books include OOPS! and Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking. He has also written family humor and puzzles for publications including Rosie Magazine, The New York Times and the New York Daily News.

Alan is also a writer-producer with extensive television credits. He is a five-time Emmy nominee for his writing for The Rosie O'Donnell Show, and he contributed songs and comedy material to shows and specials such as The 1999 and 2000 Grammy Awards, The 1998 and 2000 Tony Awards, ABC's A Rosie Christmas special, HBO's Kids Are Punny, Fergie, and ABC's Kids Are People Too. Alan has also created shows, developed concepts and produced pilots for TNN, VH1, and King World.

Alan also scripted episodes for animated shows including Taz-Mania, Goof Troop and Disney's Raw Toonage (Emmy nominee for Best Writing). Alan also created and wrote long running stage shows including Glued to the Tube and The Wheel of Fortune Live Tour, and he developed and wrote the Nickelodeon Studios Live Tour at Universal Studios in Orlando.

Alan has written print, television and radio advertising and promotional campaigns for a wide array of consumer products and entertainment properties, including Pepsi, McDonald's, Disney World, The Weather Channel, HBO, Showtime, WE tv, AMC Network and Sundance Channel.

Alan lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with his wife and their four kids.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RF on July 16, 2008
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I've gotten to checking out the books in this series from the local library first and seeing if they stick before buying them. This one's fairly new, however, and they don't have it yet, but timing was an issue. We're in the midst of potty-training and I got it so we would have some entertainment while waiting for *something* to happen (if you know what I mean, and if you're a parent in a similar situation, I think you do).

Didn't take long before the songs became part of our regular repertoire. My poor wife now has to sit through two males belting out songs about pooping on the neighbor's stoop, etc. Good thing she has a sense of humor.

One thing the songs do is turn light-hearted something that is stressful for children of that age, but I imagine it depends much on their sense of humor. If your child likes the other Katz/Catrow books, odds are they'll like this one too.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nigel Tufnel on October 8, 2008
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My two year old has been singing the tunes for a year and never gets bored with them. Still starts chanting when she sits down on the poo pot. Makes up her own versions, too. Makes potty fun for parents of toddlers who are frustrating because they like to hold it for hours.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mom, Wife and Employee on January 9, 2009
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Our family is really enjoying this book. My two year old loves to "explain" the songs to me. Lots of fun!
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Ordered for great granddaughter. It is a little early to start potty training, but I saw the book at a great price and ordered it. It arrived on time and packaged very well. The book is in excellent condition. No markings, no tears. The dust jacket is in excellent condition also. I would reccommend this seller based on my experience with this book.
Now, about the book. My granddaughter sang the songs to us and we could all see how they would entertain a little one. May revisit this in a few months after the potty training starts.
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Great book for potty training! There are a couple of songs that I haven't heard of so I don't know the actual beat but that doesn't stop us. This is on the top of my daughters potty book favorites!
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