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I Want My Potty Paperback – March 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Paperback: 28 pages
  • Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Pub (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933605235
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933605234
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 2 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,899,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Three new board books give toddlers a chance to see others, like themselves, learn how to shed their diapers. Tony Ross's 1988 I Want My Potty tells the story of Little Princess, a feisty and expressive toddler who learns that "the potty's the place." Not only does she become attached to it, using it as a swing, but so does the royal admiral as he tows the potty through the water alongside his other toy boats! ( Mar.)
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

PreS Ross takes a frustrating and often stress-producing subjecttoilet trainingand infuses it with low-key humor. The little princess is not too thrilled with the idea when the queen first tells her, ``The potty's the place,'' but after some practice and several mishaps, she becomes quite pleased with her near-mastery of the art. Children will laugh at her antics and appreciate her predicament when caught unexpectedly at the top of the castle without her potty. The delightfully expressive drawings and non-didactic treatment of the difficult stages of toilet training will be enjoyed by both adults and lttle ones, as will the realization that even princesses have accidents. Janet E. Fricker, formerly at Phillipsburg Free Public Library, N.J.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
The illustrations are nice. There are only a few words on each page, so it is a quick read. The little princess is really trying, but sometimes you just can't make it to the potty in time & that's okay.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Catherine on December 15, 1999
Format: Paperback
We discovered this story in a large compilation book I bought just as my son was beginning toilet training. This story immediately became his favourite and he asked for it over and over, able to relate completely to the little princess' ups and downs with toilet training, and her eventual little accident on the floor. The sense of humour is exactly right for two and three year olds and our big story book is still known as "the potty book".
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 31, 2000
Format: Paperback
My 21-month-old daughter seems to like the story and that it is a princess learning to use the potty (since she is too), but the potty doesn't look like a potty. She thinks its a cup. Now she wants to take my coffee up to the potty and use it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 1997
Format: Hardcover
My daughter related to the frustrations of using the potty and getting to it too late. Since we call her "princess" and she also has a potty, she thought the story was about her. So of course, she wanted to imitate the princess in the story. Within a week, my little girl was asking to sit on her potty -- quite successfully too
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mary T. Avakian on October 6, 2004
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I should have heeded the review I read describing the little girl standing in the puddle before I bought the book. The illustrations were frankly, a bit scary, and the author missed the opportunity to reassure the child that everyone has accidents, and that it's OK. Instead, the book just ends, showing the sad and confused child in the puddle. hello! I sent the book back straightaway!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bea Levy on October 12, 2006
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My nearly three year old (mostly potty trained but still having accidents) loves this book, and his six year old brother loves reading it to him. They both think it's hilarious, and we always have to read it at least three times in a row. I guess I can understand others' objections to the book, but I watch my little boy easily identifying with the little potty training princess in her quest to master the potty chair. He clearly enjoys watching her journey through the process. As for the ending, it's so easy to add an, "oh well, that's okay", just as you would if your child had an accident.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 12, 2004
Format: Paperback
I bought this book thinking it would be helpful. The princess theme was a good one. But, I am SO GLAD I READ this book BEFORE I gave it to my little one. While it does show the little princess asking for her potty (a good message), it does not show encouragement or making the child feel better after her "accident". It has the poor child standing in a puddle, redfaced, emabrrassed, and with sad eyes. It shows the humiliation a child may feel if it doesn't get to the potty in time. And, may, make her afraid to go without the diaper for fear of not getting there in time. I was appalled. So much that I will not even donate this book or give it away. It is going into the trash.
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