POTTY by Leslie Patricelli

POTTY

Age Range: 1 - 3

KIRKUS REVIEW

Possibly the most freighted transition of toddlerhood is the passage from diapers to potty, and Patricelli (Binky, 2005, etc.) tackles it here with her customary light touch. The diaper-clad tot informs readers, "I have to go potty!" After declaring that he or she does not want to "go in my diaper," scientific observation takes over. What do doggy and kitty do? "Oh." Diaper comes off, bottom goes on potty—and the waiting stretches over several panels and page turns. Finally: "Tinkle, tinkle, toot / I did it!" Less an instruction manual than a cheerful declaration of independence, this refreshing treatment allows toddlers to imagine a successful future. Parents will know it's not that easy, but they will enjoy the humor that accompanies this heaping helping of positive reinforcement. Tubby (ISBN: 978-0-7636-4567-0) celebrates bathtime with equal flair. (Board book. 1-3)
Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4476-5
Page count: 28pp
Publisher: Candlewick
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 2010




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