From School Library Journal
PreS–This story has limited appeal for boys in the United States. After seeing Manneke Pis–the bronze statue of a boy peeing that is located near the Grand-Palace in Brussels–a toddler is motivated to learn how to stand up to urinate. His first attempt doesn't go well, but by his fifth try, he is aiming at trees, snails, and cracks in the sidewalk, and, finally, standing next to his father and peeing at a European-style urinal. Humorous color cartoon drawings will have adults smiling as this training is not easy. Endpapers are decorated with the child's clothes hanging on a line to dry. Because of the slight cultural differences, librarians may want to skip this title in favor of Alyssa Satin Capucilli's more standard The Potty Book for Boys
(Barron's, 2000).–Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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Gillet...makes it seem...a natural extension of things...easygoing artwork will keep the most squeamish amused. --- Kirkus Reviews
The book's general lack of self-consciousness may help ease adults as well as kids into discussion of bathroom practice. --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Sure to make a splash with tots in training and...the slightly older crowd still newly proud of their... accomplishments. --The Horn Book