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Sam's Potty Hardcover – August 15, 1986
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Top Customer Reviews
In all their simplicity, these are brilliant little books, with just the right dose of adventure and fun in familiar settings for the youngest readers.
On a side note, the Sam books created a stir when they were first published in Sweden close to 20 years ago. They were written in "kids' speak", just the way our little ones speak, which some people protested against and claimed proper sentences were needed. Barbro Lindgren's answer was to publish the next one still written in kids' speak - with "translations" into proper adult language at the bottom of the page! The English versions are however written in proper sentences.
All in all, these books are great for starting a life-time love of reading.
I was surprised to read negative reviews of these books, and can only conclude that their realism is probably more appealing to Europeans; Americans don't appear to care for them. A shame - a good dose of simple reality is so refreshing in children's books nowadays.
After reading over two dozen potty books, I regard Sam's Potty as more entertaining than educational. Read it for fun! Then when you want to introduce the functional aspects of the toilet training process, try these more instructional potty books: The Potty Book for Girls by Alyssa Satin Capucilli or What To Expect When You Use the Potty by Heidi Murkoff.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book was a little more worn than I expected, but it's such a good one, and I was glad to get a copy.Published 11 months ago by Pamela K Feyereisen
I had these Sam books for my grandchildren. Now I'm buying them for my great-grand son.Published 19 months ago by Diane Jordan
Had the "Sam" books when my now 17 year old son Sam was a baby. I lost all his books in Hurricane Katrina in 2005. I am glad to be
able to replace this book. Read more
we keep this book along with the other sam books we have next to the potty. it is simple, lightweight and the pages are more durable than some other books of the same size. Read morePublished on November 28, 2005 by J. ware
I usually like swedish children's books, but this one really disappoints. It's boring and mostly consists of Sam refusing to sit on the potty and putting his dog on the potty... Read morePublished on July 13, 2004 by Amazon Customer