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Lift the Flaps and Find the Poop!- Alleviates Fear of Going in the Toilet.
on July 12, 2005
This first page on this book begins with, "Each little animal had made a poop. But where's the poop? Can you lift the flaps and the help the animal mommies and daddies find the poop?" Then on each page a mother or daddy asks the baby animal, for example, "Little elephant calf. Do you need to make a poop?" After the baby animal responds "No, I already did," your child lifts 3 flaps to discover the poop, always under the flap on the bottom right corner. On the last page, you see a little boy and his mother in a bathroom. The illustration shows his poop in the toilet once you lift the flap. We're just doing an intro to potty training at my house, but my 17 mo. old LOVES this book. For one thing, it is interactive and asks the reader to participate in the story! I really appreciate how this book removes the mystery of poop and makes it something natural all animals and people do. I wouldn't consider this book instructional-it doesn't show a child using the potty or anything, only the poop in the toilet once he's finished. Instead, this book is a great tool to help alleviate some of the fear of going poop in the toilet (doesn't show a potty chair). I am not too thrilled about the terminology "make a poop," but as with all toilet-training books, I've had to change various words to fit in with our terminology at home (We say 'go poo-poo'). One thing to know - this is a hardback, and while the pages are sturdy, they are not your typical board book pages so this probably won't be a book you'll want to leave laying around for your kiddo to play with independently. It just won't withstand being tossed around and stepped on like some of the more durable board books. Finally, I think any young potty-trainers can enjoy this book, but because it shows the toilet and not an actual potty chair, it may be slightly more suitable for older toddlers. Hope this helps!