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Potty (Leslie Patricelli board books) Board book – September 14, 2010
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Fortunately, my son (2.5 yrs old) loves to be read to and was thrilled to have new books. This morning I changed his diaper and put on his cloth training pants (much better, in my opinion, than disposable training pants because they give the feel of underwear, but the protection of disposable diapers!), which he happens to like wearing, and for the next hour and a half I offered the potty to my son several times. Each time he said no, I just said, "That's ok! Maybe later!". Each time he DID say yes, I immediately got the books out, and he asked for this book, "Potty", each time. While he sat on his potty, I read the book to him. He did this probably 3 times over the hour and a half and I was surprised that he kept his underwear dry this entire time (and completely shocked that he actually sat on the potty!). Then, he suddenly went over to the potty, and said, "go potty!". I think he was actually talking to his bear (that I had placed on the potty...another trick I read in a book), but I excitedly asked if he needed to go potty.Read more ›
- A gender-less baby character (12 months to 24 months max)
- Child using a toddler potty (not the regular toilet)
- A naked baby with privates cleverly covered; one image of a bare butt (see pic)
- A dog and cat going potty outside and in cat box
- No actual poop or pee
- Baby running with toilet paper in celebration at the end (see pic)
The story, in a nutshell [I say he, but baby could easily be a girl]:
Baby has to go potty and wonders where he should go (in diaper or somewhere else). He asks where the animals go to the potty and sees where. He decides to try going on his toddler potty. You see a sequence of the steps (remove diaper, sit, read book, wait, wait more) before he succeeds ("Tinkle, tinkle, toot... I did it!"). He celebrates with his parents. Last page spread just depicts all kinds of underwear, presumably to help your little one can get excited about wearing them (boy and girl styles shown).
The book is adorable and I love the art. This book has short, simple sentences and clearly target the younger potty training crowd (definitely for under 2, though older toddlers may still enjoy). I'll working on potty training soon (hopefully around 18 months) so I really appreciate a young character. I don't see my son relating as well to preschool age book characters. We are reading this now, ahead of time to familiarize him with the concepts and he loves this one. I wish the baby in the book asked where his parents go potty and not just the pets. Though parents are easier to make a direct relation to, the plot does allow conversations about everyone/thing having a place where they go potty, and baby's place is on the little potty. Since we have dogs, that may help.
I'll be reviewing every potty training book I can get my hands on in the near future as I find the ones I like best so stay tuned!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not what I expected but still cute. I don't see it helping my son get potty trained, not much to it. I actually make up my own story when reading it.Published 16 minutes ago by JH
My daughter has been in a phase where she will not allow me to touch her books, even to read them for her! As she is only 1, it makes reading to her very difficult. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Kristen N.
great potty book. I can see this kind of preparing your little one to use it. its more fun to read it, then to learn from it. each kid is different. but I like the story. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Peter K.
My kids are loving this book. We have just started potty training and my kids love to read this after using the pottyPublished 2 days ago by Mary Williamson
My son has always loved this book. We bought it well before he began to use the potty and now that he's in full potty training mode he loves it even more. Read morePublished 2 days ago by RaVenSymphoNie