Children’s Corner: Potty by Leslie Patricelli

Posted June 26, 2014 by Lillian in Children's Corner, Reviews / 0 Comments

We have been potty training now for a couple of weeks and any mom or dad knows that until the child gets it into his or her head what the potty is for, it’s a struggle. And the same goes for us. My son struggles with it. In fact, he will actually hold his bladder while in underwear because he doesn’t want to get them dirty, but then still refuses to use the potty! But I digress, today I wanted to share with you a cute little board book that shows a little boy going to the potty. My son loves it as do I!


Age Range: 1 – 3 years
Length: 28 pages
Publisher: Candlewick; Brdbk edition (September 14, 2010)
ISBN-10: 0763644765
ISBN-13: 978-0763644765


There comes a point in a toddler’s life when going in one’s diaper is only one possible option, and the question must be raised: Should I go in my potty? With pitch-perfect humor and pacing, Leslie Patricelli follows the inner dialogue (sure to have little ones shouting responses) and hilarious actions of everyone’s favorite Baby, winding up with an over-the-top look of surprise and delight that will have both parents and offspring laughing out loud. “I did it!”


Rating: ★★★★

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Potty by Leslie Patricelli is a cute, fun way to introduce toddlers to potty training. It follows one toddler’s exploration of determining how to go potty by exploring how others go. Super cute illustrations and easy words make this a go to book when my son is on the potty.

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This book is mainly told in pictures with very few words, making it a perfect book to keep my son occupied while he sits on the potty. We can talk about the pictures and what it feels like when you “need to go.” Also I love the fact that the toddler featured in the book explores for his own answer by looking at what the dog and cat do when they need to go.

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Overall, if you are struggling with potty training, getting ready to start, or looking for a cute book for your little one, I highly recommend this one! My little one loves it and one day soon I hope to be able to do the below picture 🙂

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Author Bio:

Leslie Patricelli is the creator of a series of best-selling board books starring her adorable bald baby. She is also the author-illustrator of two picture books about the Patterson Puppies as well as HIGHER! HIGHER!, a BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Honor winner. She lives in Ketchum, Idaho.

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