ALL BY MYSELF! by Émile Jadoul

ALL BY MYSELF!

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Age Range: 2 - 5

KIRKUS REVIEW

A precious, witty addition to the potty shelf, this will bring smiles to harried mamas and papas going through the toilet-training phase with their children.

Little penguin is learning to go potty all by himself. Accustomed to “going” two times a night, each trip to the potty requires little penguin to call out to a parent: "Mommy, I need to go potty!” The bleary-eyed penguins in the tidy little igloo need to get a good night’s sleep. How will they convince little Leon to take his first giant step toward independence? What captures the imagination instantly is the title: Those are powerful words for small children with small bodies and growing minds. Almost as quickly as the title connects with readers' minds, the naive yet charming illustrations connect with their hearts. The artwork is refreshing and whimsical. Lots of white space and clean, black type strengthen the visual impact of the sweet, egg-shaped penguins.

Little readers, future readers and exhausted parental readers will appreciate the charming presentation of tidy art and the story of a critical rite of passage. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5411-7
Page count: 26pp
Publisher: Eerdmans
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2012




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